Italians ousted for ties with neo-Fascists

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The Independent Online
BRUSSELS (Reuter) - European Parliament Socialists said yesterday they had expelled Italian Social Democrats from their group for collaborating with neo-Fascists.

A statement said party leaders attending a Socialist group meeting in Corfu before the EU summit had decided to exclude the tiny Italian Social Democratic Party from their two-day meeting. It accused the Italians of working with the neo-Fascist National Alliance in Sicily during recent elections.

'This is the first time since the Second World War that a supposed Socialist Party has collaborated with a neo-Fascist party,' the statement said.