Marine Le Pen on EU

Marine Le Pen on EU - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said that the EU faces greater consequences than Britain from the "big bang" of Brexit — but she doesn't want France to leave the bloc.

Her plan to reform the EU into an alliance of nations must be adopted or "other countries will leave," she told reporters.

Le Pen was once in favour of France leaving the EU. Her National Rally — formerly the National Front — used to support Frexit and she even promised a UK-style in-out referendum on membership.

However, her stance shifted amid a rebranding of her party in the wake of the 2017 presidential election loss to Emmanuel Macron.

Instead, the Rassemblement National wants to recreate the EU as an "alliance of nations." Le Pen says that she believes far-right politicians within the EU now have the power to "radically modify" Europe.

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