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FRANCE: Kremlin Bank Lends Millions To Neo-Nazi National Front Party

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Via TIME Magazine: Is Russian President Vladimir Putin meddling in the internal politics of countries in the European Union? That seemed a strong possibility to some Europeans this week, after French political leader Marine Le Pen confirmed...Show More Summary

Le Pen Wants French Gold Repatriation

``Marine Le Pen, leader of the populist National Front political party in France and likely France's next president if the country should last until another election, has picked up the gold repatriation issue by writing to the governor of the central bank, the Banque de France''

Russian Gold

Politics often comes 'full circle', so they say, and here's a great example in a story from The Times which reports that Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party in France has taken out a £7 million loan from a Russian bank with close connections to Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary

Here Comes France: Right-Wing Leader Marine Le Pen Demands Central Bank Repatriate French Gold

First Germany, then the Netherlands, perhaps Switzerland this weekend, and now the French right-wing Front National, which shockingly came first in May's European parliament elections, and whose leader Marine Le Pen is currently polling...Show More Summary

Russia funds French National Front: is Moscow sowing European unrest?

Credits: FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen Russia has also reportedly lent money to Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn, Italy’s Northern League and other anti-Europe...Show More Summary

Fear and change

WHETHER it is the rise of Podemos in Spain, Marine Le Pen in France or UKIP in Britain, there are clear signs that European voters are angry and are turning away from the mainstream parties. A lot of this is down to the slowdown in growth in the developed world, a trend that is decades-long. Show More Summary

Le Pen: Cameron Has Proven that the EU Stops Us Controlling Immigration

The leader of France's Front National, Marine Le Pen, has continued the debate on EU immigration by taking to twitter to say that French people are "not free to decide our immigration policy - as the example of Mr Cameron proved recently." "Nous ne sommes plus libres de décider de notre politique d'immigration et l'exemple de M. Show More Summary

How to Link Australian Iron With Marine le Pen

After last week’s tumultuous markets one of my clients sent me an email saying “I am so relieved your constant talk about worsening imbalances kept us from getting too complacent. Things really are as bad as you keep saying.”

Italy's Prime Minister Nailed It On The Existential Dilemma Facing Europe

“I prefer to have a France with 4.4 per cent [debt-to-GDP ratio] today than a France with Marine Le Pen tomorrow." That quote is from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in an interview with the FT, and it's probably the perfect way to describe the situation that Europe has before it. Show More Summary

Far-Right Nationalist Le Pen Takes Lead In French Presidental Poll

It's not just Scotland... or Catalan. As The Guardian reports, polls out in the past few days in France have shown far-right Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen topping a presidential poll for the first time. Alongside this surge in support for FN is the utter collapse in the French people's faith in Hollande. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Ahead of Hollande in France Presidential Poll; Le Pen Blames EU for Crisis in Ukraine

French president Francois Hollande's term does not end until 2017, but for the first time ever Marine Le Pen's Front National party is on top in head-to-head polling.Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen once shocked France by taking Front National...Show More Summary

Socialist French President Who 'Despises the Poor' Beaten by Le Pen in Latest Poll

Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary

Brigitte Bardot Compares Marine Le Pen To Joan Of Arc

Brigitte Bardot, the international sex symbol from the 1950s and 60s, reportedly believes that controversial politician Marine Le Pen is the contemporary version of Joan of Arc who can be France’s new savior. Le Pen is the leader of France’s National Front, an anti-immigration party that also wants the country to exit the European Union.

Brigitte Bardot on far right’s Marine Le Pen: a ‘Joan of Arc'

French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot has praised France's far-right leader for being a modern-day "Joan of Arc."

Marine Le Pen Would Win French Presidential Election if it Were Held Today, Poll Says

The leader of France's anti-immigration, anti-EU Front National would win the first round of a French presidential election if it were held today, a new poll reveals. The IFOP poll for political magazine Marianne shows that Marine Le...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen 'leads race for French presidency'

Credits: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen New poll suggests Front National leader Marine Le Pen would knock out socialists in first round One-Minute Read Friday, August 1, 2014...Show More Summary

France’s Far-Right Could Benefit From Sarkozy’s Legal Woes

The former French President is under investigation, putting his political future under a cloud—and giving Marine Le Pen an opening

Le Pen Calls for End to Dual Nationality After Riots by French-Algerians

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's anti-immigration Front National, has said dual nationality should be revoked following riots by Algerian fans in France after their team's World Cup match last Thursday. Le Pen said the violence showed...Show More Summary

Europe: The power battles begin again

In Strasbourg on Tuesday the new and increasingly powerful European Parliament is meeting. It will bristle with energy. There will be a parade of anti-establishment figures many of whom want to shake the EU temple. Marine Le Pen, Nigel...Show More Summary

Farage rejects Le Pen accusations of 'dirty tricks' at European Parliament

Nigel Farage has rejected accusations by Marine Le Pen, leader of the French anti-EU Front National, of using “dirty tricks” and pulling “political stunts” that left her unable to form an official group at the European Parliament, as as reported in Le Figaro. Show More Summary

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