The European Free Alliance family mourns the loss of Eric Defoort at the age of 73. He was born in Ypres in 1943 and was from a young age a dedicated advocate of the Flemish people's right to self-determination. He was vice president of Volksunie and co-founder of EFA member N-VA.
During the 2010 EFA General Assembly in Venice he was elected EFA president, a position he held for 4 years. His successor, current EFA President Francois Alfonsi in his condolences' message highlighted the commitment of Eric Defoort to solidarity with other stateless European nations, his never-ending enthusiasm and faith to the ideas and goals of EFA for #AnotherEurope of Peoples.