French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch anti-Islamic leader Geert Wilders on Wednesday launched what they called a "historic" alliance to fight next year's European elections, with other eurosceptic parties expected to join.

"Today is a historic day. We have taken a decision to ally ourselves with other patriots willing to work within the same dynamic," Le Pen told journalists after talks with Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Wilders.

"Today is the start of the liberation of Europe from the monster of Brussels," said Wilders, known for his platinum-blonde hair and his eurosceptic and anti-Islamic views.

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