The 35 Romanian members of the European Parliament start work officially in Strasbourg on Monday at a EP session that includes the country’s representatives as fully-fledged MEPs for the first time. The session comes a day before the EP elects its new president, 14 deputy presidents and six other top officials.

Also on Monday the creation of the first pan-European ultranationalist movement is expected to be formed, bringing together representatives of far-right parties from Romania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Austria.

The creation of the new group was possible after the accession of Romania and Bulgaria, which brought five radical politicians in the EP, bringing the European total to the 20 MEPs needed to form such a caucus.