Keyword: Front national

New claims over Marine Le Pen FN funding

Gaël Nofri says far-right party recruited him into Le Pen's presidential campaign team, using a fictitious European Parliament (EP) contract.

Le Pen refuses to be questioned over 'fake jobs' probe before elections

French far-right Front National party leader and presidential election frontrunner Marine Le Pen, implicated in an alleged scam to pay party workers with European Parliament funds, said she will not attend a French magistrate's summons for questioning over the affair before the end of the elections in May.

Euro slips on financial markets fears over French and Dutch elections

The spot market appears to be bracing itself for the possibility that a higher than estimated score for French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the first round vote may drive the euro lower despite the low odds of her winning the final round.

Net tightens around French far-right leader Le Pen in EU 'fake jobs' probe

The chief of staff and senior bodyguard of France's far-right Front National party leader and presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen were on Wednesday questioned in police custody as part of an investigation into alleged fraudulent payments made to them by Le Pen out of European Parliament funds dedicated to remunerating parliamentary assistants. Le Pen's chief of staff, Catherine Griset, was later placed under formal investigation. The case, which mirrors the scandal surrounding conservative presidential candidate François Fillon, now threatens to become more than a severe embarrassment to Le Pen, one of the frontrunners in the election, whose campaign hinges on her image as an anti-establishment alternative to a corrupt political class.

Le Pen tightens gap with French presidential election rivals: poll

Far-right Front National presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen has increased her lead over rivals in the first-round of voting, and narrowed her trailing position for the final second round playoff, according to a poll of voting intentions published on Monday.

Far-right presidential candidate Le Pen seeks plebiscite for Frexit

Front National party leader Marine Le Pen, tipped by pollsters to reach the second round of France's presidential elections this spring, is making a French exit from the European Union one of her major campaign pledges, along with resinstating the franc as national currency within a euro-shadowing group of currencies with other nations disenchanted with eurozone policies.

French far-right mayor renames street 'rue du Brexit'

Far-right Front National party member Julien Sanchez, mayor of Beaucaire in southern France, has renamed a street in his town 'rue du Brexit' in what he said was a tribute to the British referendum in June which saw a majority in favour of leaving the European Union.

French far-right party says it lacks funds for presidential elections

The Front National has seen its requests for a loan for the presidential electon campaign of its leader, Marine Le Pen, turned down by French banks, said the party's secretary-general, who claimed that political motives were behind the lenders' refusal.

French far-right leader pledges to halt schooling for illegal immigrants

Front National leader Marine Le Pen, running for presidential office in elections next spring, said her party would refuse public education and health services for illegal immigrants.

French PM warns about risk of Europe 'falling apart'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, attending an aceonomic forum in Berlin on Thursday, said a far-right victory was possible in France's presidential elections next year and that 'Europe is in danger of falling apart', and called for strong leadership from France and Germany.

Can French far-right leader Le Pen follow Trump path to power?

Front National party leader Marine Le Pen's hopes in next year's French presidential elections were given a clear boost by the victory of Donald Trump, whose anti-immigrant, xenophobic and protectionist rhetoric she shares.

French far-right leader congratulates Trump, eyes victory in 2017

Front National leader Marine Le Pen, who opinion polls predict will garner strong support in next year's French presidential elections, hailed Donald Trump's as that of a 'free' US, while her party's vice-president announced 'their world is collapsing, ours is being built'.

French far-right Front National party’s links with the United Arab Emirates

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Marine Le Pen meeting in Cairo with then-Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab, in May 2015. Marine Le Pen meeting in Cairo with then-Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab, in May 2015.

France’s far-right Front National party is attempting to find funding from abroad for the 2017 presidential election campaign of its leader Marine Le Pen, who has been unable to convince French banks to provide the sizeable loans the party needs. Among potential foreign backers the party has already had contacts with is the United Arab Emirates which, according to one of Le Pen’s close entourage, financed an official visit she made to Egypt in 2015. Marine Turchi reports.

France's Front National to face campaign finance fraud trial

The far-right party and two of its senior officials ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud, abuse of trust and misuse of assets in 2012 elections.

Le Pen vs Le Pen legal battle enters its fourth round

Jean-Marie Le Pen seeks to overturn his expulsion from the far-right party he founded, the Front National, which is now led by daughter Marine.