France's Le Pen still searching for EU allies

May 28, 2014 3:55 PM

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BRUSSELS (AP) — French National Front leader Marine Le Pen struggled on Wednesday to get enough international support for a full-fledged parliamentary group in the European Parliament, despite unprecedented victories gained by the far right in last week's European Union elections.

Le Pen has secured initial backing from representatives of right-wing parties in four other EU nations: The Dutch PVV of Geert Wilders, the Austrian FPO, Italy's Northern League, and Belgium's Flemish Interest.

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