About: Florian Philippot

EU Elections 2019 03-05-2019

French ‘yellow’ list for the EU elections strikes alliance with far-right MEP Philippot

Jean-François Barnaba, who leads the ‘Jaunes et citoyens’ list is striking an alliance with ‘Les Patriotes’, the far-right party of former Le Pen ally Florian Phillipot. Both want France to leave the European Union and drop the euro. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Euro & Finance 04-01-2017

Le Pen proposes return to ECU-style system to replace euro

Eurozone countries should retreat from the euro single currency and return to a "common currency" structure, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday (4 January), evoking the era of the ECU basket of currencies.
Marine Le Pen
Elections 28-11-2016

Can conservative Fillon keep France’s far-right at bay?

Francois Fillon, having clinched the presidential nomination for the right-wing Republicains party, will now join a far bigger battle for the future of France, the European Union and mainstream politics in the West.
Brexit 25-04-2016

‘Vote Leave’ campaign leader calls for travel ban on Marine Le Pen

The leader of the official pro-Brexit campaign has asked the British Home Secretary to ban Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Front, from entering the United Kingdom. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 10-03-2016

Irritated French politicians begin backing Brexit

Most French political parties officially support the United Kingdom's continued membership of the EU. But cracks in the veneer are beginning to show, as more and more French politicians back Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.

Parliament upholds National Front MEP’s immunity from prosecution

Charged with libel for comments about Qatar, the MEP and vice president of the French National Front has had his parliamentary immunity confirmed by a vote this afternoon (Tuesday 2 February). EURACTIV France reports.

Plans to strip terror suspects of their nationality rock French politics

Should terrorists be deprived of their nationality? France’s Socialist government has made waves in the political establishment with a plan to write this idea, once the territory of the National Front, into the constitution. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2015

National Front’s record scores a ‘defeat for all’

The extreme right party collected 6.8 million votes in Sunday's regional elections (13 December). With 27.39% of all votes cast, it beat its performance in the 2014 European elections by 2%. EURACTIV France reports
Le Pen's National Front is being shunned by organisers of Sunday's republican march in Paris.
Languages & Culture 09-01-2015

National Front hopes to capitalise on the massacre of its ‘worst enemy’

Representatives of the French extreme right party were invited to the Presidential Palace on Friday, while some politicians believe they should be excluded from the republican march, due to take place on Sunday (11 January). EURACTIV France reports

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