MARINE Le Pen branded the European Union (EU) a “totalitarian institution” and pledged to free a “weakened” France from the crippling burden of EU bureaucracy.
The Front National leader has laid out her foreign policy vision for France with plans to reverse EU bureaucracy which has left France “enfeebled” and “cut off” form the world.
Speaking in Paris yesterday, she said: “It’s time for us to put an end to this bureaucratic monster that is the European Union. European countries are bound together in many ways, and this mandatory coalition is destroying individual member states.” The far-right chief also vowed not to allow her country be “diminished, isolated, and wholly dependent on the EU”.Marine Le Pen promised to free France from the shackles of the EU if she were elected.She warned: “The European Union is not the solution, it’s the problem.”
The European Union is not the solution, it’s the problem
Marine Le Pen
EU nationalists are paving the way for a “new” Europe, she said.She added: “I am thrilled to see that Europeans are speaking out against the Union, and calling for a Europe of nations. We will build a better Europe, whether Mrs Merkel and Mr Schulz like it or not.” The presidential hopeful – who is more or less guaranteed a place in the final round of the spring election – said if elected president she would renegotiate, if not scrap, EU treaties as an initial step towards creating a Europe of nations.
Le Pen also threatened to withdraw from NATO military command
She also pledged to withdraw from NATO’s military command, mirroring threats made by US President Donald Trump.