What is really interesting is that scholars argue that in order to have effective international or transnational alliances, you have to have what they call clearly defined ‘frames.’ Frames involve clearly defined problems, goals, and solutions that different nations or national groups share in common, and so in such a way, frames form the basis of collective identities, including transnational and international ones, and thus provide the precondition for cooperation. Now, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you can guess what three issues make up the frames for creating cross-national links between the individual nationalist parties: border security, economic security, and cultural security. Studies of nationalist right pamphlets, websites, party newspapers, magazines, and the like have identified common issues that appear among virtually all nationalist right discourse. All of the rhetoric exemplifies a radical Euroskepticism, particularly against the insistence of Brussels to open the borders of Europe to Northern Africa and the Middle East; they are radically opposed to the globalizing processes that are replacing local economies, industries, and businesses with transnational corporations that have absolutely no loyalty to land, culture, or custom. And they stand steadfastly opposed to the multicultural assault on their nation, culture, and traditions particularly in light of the Islamization of Europe, which is the inevitable consequence of open borders globalization.
In many respects, the stances of the nationalist populist right throughout Europe have become identical: they want a united Europe, what they call a pan-European unity, but this unity must be based on a diversity of distinct national identities rooted in a common classical and Christian civilization. They completely and unapologetically reject the contemporary technocracy of the European Union super state, they see globalization as an enemy common to all nations, cultures, and traditions, and they are banning together as one in a common fight against these dehumanizing dynamics and tendencies.
We will certainly be keeping an eye on Matteo Salvini’s plans on uniting the European nationalist right along these common transnational frames ahead of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections next year, and if these trends behind the frames are any indicator We may see an election that may very well change the face of Europe forever.
 [cf. Caiani, ‘Radical Right Cross-National Links,’ Oxford Handbook of Radical Right 396]