FRP is named as the immigration hostile and right populist in foreign newspapers, and has also been linked to 22 July terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.
– We have used our international network to refute these allegations. Conservatives have also used its network and issued a clarifying letter, Progress Party International Secretary, Kristian Norheim said to Dagsavisen.
Conservative Party secretary general Lars Arne Ryssdal says that the Conservatives have sent the letter to the Secretary General Antonio Lopez-isturiz of the European People’s Party (EPP), which is a collaboration between conservative and Christian Democratic parties in Europe.
The letter was also sent to the Secretary General Eric Moen of the International Democratic Union, an international federation of more than 80 parties, founded in 1983 by, among others, Helmut Kohl, Margaret Thatcher and George Bush.