Le Pen Seeks to Transform EU Into European Alliance of Sovereign States
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen seeks to radically change the EU structure: to replace it with the European Alliance of free and sovereign states.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French right-wing presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen said she sought to radically change the structure of the European Union and replace it with the European alliance of free and sovereign states.
“I am European, but I do not want this political structure called the European Union, which is completely off course, [to remain in place]. Then we will maybe find a new name for it, to this new Europe of nations and cooperation… For example, the European Alliance, which would allow countries to unite in projects not contradicting their national interests, because the main problem of the European Union is exactly that it has become almost totalitarian,” Le Pen said in an interview with the Europe 1 radio station.
Le Pen pointed out that with the help of France’s allies, which also suffer from the European Union in its current form, the structure of the alliance might be radically changed and transformed into the European alliance of free and sovereign states.
On April 23, Le Pen came second in the first round of the French presidential election receiving 21.3 percent of vote, while independent candidate Emmanuel Macron won the round gaining 24.01 percent. The two politicians will face each other in a run-off on Sunday.
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