The (AECR) brings together parties committed to individual liberty, national sovereignty, parliamentary democracy, the rule of law, private property, low taxes, sound money, free trade, open competition, and the devolution of power.
The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) is a conservative, non-federalist political group in the European Parliament. The group, which was only created in 2009, currently comprises 71 MEPs, making it the third largest group in the Parliament.
New Direction is a free market, euro-realist foundation established in 2010 and based in Brussels. It is the AECR’s think-tank.
The European Conservatives (EC) Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe became an affiliated partner of the AECR following a unanimous decision by its members on the 29 September 2014.
The EC Group has 62 members from 11 countries.