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Non-Inscrits (abbreviated NI; English: Non-Attached Members, abbreviated NA[1]) are Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who do not sit in one of the recognised political groups.

These MEPs may be members of a national party, or of a European political party, but for a political grouping to be formed in the European Parliament there need to be 25 MEPs from seven different states. Being part of a group grants access to state funds and committee seats, but the group members must be ideologically tied. Groups of convenience, such as the Technical Group of Independents, previously existed, but are no longer allowed, and the minimum requirements for group formation have been raised, forcing less numerous elements to sit as NIs.

Political ideologies displayed by the Non-Inscrits range from communism and social liberalism to populism, conservatism, national conservatism, nationalism and neo-nazism. As of 2015 however, the Non-Inscrits mostly consist of far-right parties.[2]

In the 6th European Parliament 23 right-wing NIs briefly formed the Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty group at the start of 2007, but it collapsed on 14 November 2007 due to internal disagreements.

Current Term Non-Inscrits (2014–2019)


The number of Non-Inscrits rose temporarily from 48 at the beginning of the term to 100 between 16 and 20 October 2014 when the EFDD group dissolved following the departure of Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule. The EFDD group was restored when Robert Iwaszkiewicz (KNP, Poland) decided to join it.

On 15 June 2015, 35 Non-Inscrits MEPs and a former EFDD member (Janice Atkinson, excluded from UKIP) formed a new group, named "Europe of Nations and Freedom" (ENF), around Marine Le Pen (FN) and Marcel de Graaff (PVV), later joined on 24 June 2015 by Aymeric Chauprade. The number of Non-Inscrits then fell to 14 on 22 July 2015, when Juan Fernando López Aguilar reintegrated S&D. Aymeric Chauprade left ENF on 9 November 2015. Marcus Pretzell was expelled from ECR before joining the ENF in May 2016, bringing the number of Non-Inscrits to 15. In May 2016, Renato Soru was expelled from S&D after being sentenced for tax evasion. When Steven Woolfe left EFDD in October 2016 the number of Non-Inscrits grew to 17.

Current members

Country # National Party MEP EU party
 France 1 National Front (FN)
Front National
Gollnisch, BrunoBruno Gollnisch EAF / MENF
2 Independent (elected with FN) Le Pen, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Le Pen None
Chauprade, AymericAymeric Chauprade
(was member of ENF from 24 June to 9 November 2015)
1 Die PARTEI Sonneborn, MartinMartin Sonneborn
1 National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)
Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Voigt, UdoUdo Voigt APF
 Greece 3 Golden Dawn (ΧΑ)
Χρυσή Αυγή
Chrysí Avgí
Georgios Epitidios, Georgios Epitidios
Lambros Foundoulis, Lambros Foundoulis
Eleftherios Synadinos, Eleftherios Synadinos
2 Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας
Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas
Papadakis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Papadakis INITIATIVE
Sotirios Zarianopoulos, Sotirios Zarianopoulos
 Hungary 3 Jobbik
Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom
Balczó, ZoltánZoltán Balczó AENM
Kovács, BélaBéla Kovács
Morvai, KrisztinaKrisztina Morvai
 Italy 1 Democratic Party Soru, RenatoRenato Soru
(was member of S&D until 9 May 2016)
Party of European Socialists
 Poland 1 Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic - Freedom and Hope (KORWiN)
Koalicja Odnowy Rzeczypospolitej Wolność i Nadzieja
Korwin-Mikke, JanuszJanusz Korwin-Mikke
(left KNP and founded own party KORWiN in March 2015)
 United Kingdom
1 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Dodds, DianeDiane Dodds
1 Independent Woolfe, StevenSteven Woolfe
(was member of EFDD until 23 October 2016)

Previous members

Country # National Party MEP EU party
 Austria 4 Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
KappelBarbara Kappel[lower-alpha 1] EAF / MENL
Mayer, GeorgGeorg Mayer[lower-alpha 1]
Obermayr, FranzFranz Obermayr[lower-alpha 1]
VilimskyHarald Vilimsky[lower-alpha 1]
 Belgium 1 Flemish Interest (VB)
Vlaams Belang
Annemans, GerolfGerolf Annemans[lower-alpha 1]
 France 18 National Front (FN)
Front National
Aliot, LouisLouis Aliot[lower-alpha 1]
Arnautu, Marie-ChristineMarie-Christine Arnautu[lower-alpha 1]
Bay, NicolasNicolas Bay[lower-alpha 1]
BildeDominique Bilde[lower-alpha 1]
BoutonnetMarie-Christine Boutonnet[lower-alpha 1]
BrioisSteeve Briois[lower-alpha 1]
d'OrnanoMireille d'Ornano[lower-alpha 1]
Ferrand, ÉdouardÉdouard Ferrand[lower-alpha 1]
GoddynSylvie Goddyn[lower-alpha 1]
JalkhJean-François Jalkh[lower-alpha 1]
Le Pen, MarineMarine Le Pen[lower-alpha 1]
Loiseau, PhilippePhilippe Loiseau[lower-alpha 1]
(Replaced Jeanne Pothain, who resigned before sitting)[3][4]
Martin, DominiqueDominique Martin[lower-alpha 1]
MelinJoëlle Mélin[lower-alpha 1]
MonotBernard Monot[lower-alpha 1]
Montel, SophieSophie Montel[lower-alpha 1]
Philippot, FlorianFlorian Philippot[lower-alpha 1]
TroszczynskiMylène Troszczynski[lower-alpha 1]
2 Rassemblement bleu Marine (RBM)
Front National
LebretonGilles Lebreton[lower-alpha 1]
SchaffauserJean-Luc Schaffhauser[lower-alpha 1]
 Germany 1 Alternative for Germany (AfD)
Alternative für Deutschland
Pretzell, MarcusMarcus Pretzell
(from 12 April 2016 to 1 May 2016)
 Italy 5 Northern League (LN)
Lega Nord
Bizzotto, MaraMara Bizzotto[lower-alpha 1] EAF / MENL
Borghezio, MarioMario Borghezio[lower-alpha 1]
BuonannoGianluca Buonanno[lower-alpha 1]
Fontana, LorenzoLorenzo Fontana[lower-alpha 1]
(Replaced on 11 July 2014 Flavio Tosi, who resigned to remain mayor of Verona)
Salvini, MatteoMatteo Salvini[lower-alpha 1]
 Latvia 1 Latvian Farmers' Union (ZZS)
Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība
Grigule, IvetaIveta Grigule
(from 16 October 2014 to 27 April 2015)
 Netherlands 4 Party for Freedom (PVV)
Partij voor de Vrijheid
de Graaff, MarcelMarcel de Graaff[lower-alpha 1] EAF
MaeijerVicky Maeijer[lower-alpha 1]
Stuger, OlafOlaf Stuger[lower-alpha 1]
Auke Zijlstra
(from 1 to 7 September 2015, then joined ENF. He replaced Hans Jansen who died on 5 May 2015, himself replacing Geert Wilders, who resigned before sitting)
 Poland 3 Congress of the New Right (KNP)
Kongres Nowej Prawicy
Iwaszkiewicz, RobertRobert Iwaszkiewicz
(until 20 October 2014, before joining EFDD)
MarusikMichał Marusik[lower-alpha 1]
ZoltekStanisław Żółtek[lower-alpha 1]
 Spain 1 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
López Aguilar, Juan FernandoJuan Fernando López Aguilar
(suspended from S&D from 15 April to 21 July 2015 following allegations of domestic violence[5][6])

Historic Non-Inscrits

Non-Inscrits 2009–2014

Country # National Party[7] MEP EU party
 Austria 1 Hans-Peter Martin's List Martin, Hans-PeterHans-Peter Martin None
2 formerly Hans-Peter Martin's List Ehrenhauser, MartinMartin Ehrenhauser
Werthmann, AngelikaAngelika Werthmann
2 Freedom Party MolzerAndreas Mölzer
Obermayr, FranzFranz Obermayr
1 Alliance for the Future of Austria (formerly Freedom Party) Stadler, EwaldEwald Stadler
 Belgium 1 Flemish Interest Claeys, PhilipPhilip Claeys
 Bulgaria 2 Attack Stoyanov, DimitarDimitar Stoyanov
Binev, SlavchoSlavcho Binev
(joined EFD in 2012, while leaving Attack and founding PROUD)
 France 3 Front National Gollnisch, BrunoBruno Gollnisch AENM
Le Pen, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Le Pen None
Le Pen, MarineMarine Le Pen
 Hungary 3 Jobbik Kovács, BélaBéla Kovács
Morvai, KrisztinaKrisztina Morvai
Szegedi, CsanádCsanád Szegedi
 Italy 1 Northern League Borghezio, MarioMario Borghezio MELD?
 Ireland 1 formerly Labour Childers, NessaNessa Childers None
 Netherlands 3 Party for Freedom Hartong, LucasLucas Hartong
Zijlstra, AukeAuke Zijlstra
van der Kammen, PatriciaPatricia van der Kammen
1 Article 50 (formerly Party for Freedom) van der Stoep, DaniëlDaniël van der Stoep
1 (formerly Party for Freedom) Stassen, LaurenceLaurence Stassen
 Romania 2 Greater Romania Party TanasescuClaudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu
Tudor, Corneliu VadimCorneliu Vadim Tudor
1 New Generation Party – Christian Democratic Becali, GeorgeGeorge Becali
 Spain 1 Union, Progress and Democracy Sosa Wagner, FranciscoFrancisco Sosa Wagner
 United Kingdom 2 British National Party Griffin, NickNick Griffin AENM
British National Party (until 17 October 2010)
British Democratic Party (from 9 February 2013)[8]
Brons, AndrewAndrew Brons None
1 Democratic Unionist Party Dodds, DianeDiane Dodds
3 UK Independence Party (UKIP) Colman, TrevorTrevor Colman
(left EFD on 25 March 2011)[9]
UK Independence Party (before 4 November 2013)
An Independence Party (2013-14)
An Independence from Europe (from 25 March 2014)
Nattrass, MikeMike Nattrass
(left EFD on 23 June 2010, rejoined EFD on 11 December 2012, left EFD again on 9 September 2013)[10]
UK Independence Party (before 16 February 2011)
United Kingdom Independent (2011-12)
We Demand a Referendum (from 13 September 2012)
Sinclaire, NikkiNikki Sinclaire
(left EFD on 18 January 2010)[11]

Non-Inscrits 2004–2009

Country # National Party MEP EU party
 Austria 2 1 Hans-Peter Martin's List (Liste Dr. Hans-Peter Martin) Hans-Peter Martin None
1 Freedom Party Andreas Mölzer
 Belgium 3 Flemish Interest Philip Claeys
Koenraad Dillen
Frank Vanhecke
 Bulgaria 3 National Union Attack
Dimitar Stoyanov
Slavcho Binev
Desislav Chukolov
 Czech Republic 1 Independent Democrats (Nezávislí demokraté) Jana Bobošíková
 France 7 National Front Bruno Gollnisch Euronat
Carl Lang
Jean-Marie Le Pen
Marine Le Pen
Fernand Le Rachinel
Jean-Claude Martinez
Lydia Schenardi
 Italy 3 1 Olive Tree (Uniti nell'Ulivo) Gianni Rivera None
1 Social Alternative Roberto Fiore
1 Tricolour Flame Luca Romagnoli Euronat
 Poland 2 League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin) Sylwester Chruszcz None
Maciej Giertych
 Slovakia 3 People's Party – Movement for a Democratic Slovakia
(Ľudová strana – Hnutie za demokratické Slovensko)
Peter Baco
Irena Belohorská
Sergej Kozlík
 United Kingdom 4 1 Traditional Unionist Voice Jim Allister ADIE
1 formerly UKIP Ashley Mote None
1 Robert Kilroy-Silk
1 Tom Wise

Non-Inscrits 1999–2004

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Country # National Party MEP EU party
 Austria 5 Freedom Party Gerhard Hager None
Wolfgang Ilgenfritz
Hans Kronberger
Daniela Raschhofer
Peter Sichrovsky
 Belgium 2 Vlaams Blok Philip Claeys
Koenraad Dillen
 Belgium 1 Independent Ward Beysen[12]
 Denmark 3 June Movement Bent Andersen
Jens-Peter Bonde
Ulla Sandbæk
 France 5 National Front Charles de Gaulle Euronat
Bruno Gollnisch
Carl Lang
Jean-Claude Martinez
Marie-France Stirbois
 France 5 Individual members of Rally for France Elizabeth Montfort[13]
Thierry de la Perrière[14]
Dominique Souchet[14]
Nicole Thomas-Mauro[14]
Alexandre Varaut[14]
 Italy 7 Italian Radicals Emma Bonino ELDR
Marco Cappato
Gianfranco Dell'Alba
Benedetto Della Vedova
Olivier Dupuis
Marco Pannella
Maurizio Turco
 Italy 4 Lega Nord Mario Borghezio None
Marco Formentini[15]
Gian Paolo Gobbo
Francesco Speroni
 Italy 1 Tricolour Flame Roberto Felix Billard[16]
 Spain 1 Batasuna Koldo Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso
 United Kingdom 1 Democratic Unionist Party Ian Paisley




  1. the English name is also official, but the French name is prevalent even in English texts
  3. "Minutes of the sitting of Thursday 3 July 2014". European Parliament. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  4. "L'Orléanaise Jeanne Pothain (FN) démissionne de son mandat de députée européenne" [Orleans' Jeanne Pothain (FN) resigns her MEP seat]. La République du Centre (in French). 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. Luis Ángel Sanz (4 April 2015). "El PSOE expulsa temporalmente a López Aguilar del Grupo Socialista en Bruselas". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  6. E. García de Blas & R. Rincón (7 April 2015). "El PSOE aparta a López Aguilar tras una denuncia de maltrato". El País (in Spanish).
  7. "Non-Inscrits". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  8. Personal profile of Andrew Brons in the European Parliament's database of members
  9. Personal profile of Trevor Colman in the European Parliament's database of members
  10. Personal profile of Mike Nattrass in the European Parliament's database of members
  11. Personal profile of Nicole Sinclaire in the European Parliament's database of members
  12. Left the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats in 2003.
  13. Member of Union for Europe of the Nations until 2001, Non-Inscrit from 2001 to 2003, and member of European People's Party (European Parliament group) from 2003.
  14. 1 2 3 4 Member of Union for Europe of the Nations until 2001.
  15. Joined the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe on 5.10.1999.
  16. Joined the Union for Europe of the Nations in 2001.

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