Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon plans to use a Brussels-based foundation named The Movement to support populist far-right parties in next spring’s European Parliament elections. “Next May is hugely important,” Bannon told the Daily Beast. “This is the real first continent-wide face-off between populism and the party of Davos.
This will be an enormously important moment for Europe.”
The Movement was founded by Mischaël Modrikamen, a Brussels lawyer, and leader of the small right-wing Popular Party in January 2017. Laure Ferrari, a French aide to British MEP Nigel Farage, is one of three directors of The Movement with Modrikamen and his wife.