France's Le Pen: Make EU Collapse, Fall Flat on Its FaceBulgaria in EU | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 20:03| views
Le Pen has forged an alliance with Dutch anti-Islamic leader Geert Wilders aimed at creating a Eurosceptic block at the European Parliament after elections due in May. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far right National Front, which is expected to perform very well in the upcoming European polls, vowed Thursday to do all in her power to facilitate the collapse of the EU.
"How to improve the European Union? By making it collapse... I expect one thing only from the European system and that's for it to explode," Marine Le Pen told journalists at her party's headquarters in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
"We have to wait for everything to fall flat on its face, contribute to that if possible, to bring about the project of a Europe of free nations," said Le Pen, who is already a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
"And that of course can only happen with the disappearance of a huge majority of current EU structures."
Le Pen has forged an alliance with Dutch anti-Islamic leader Geert Wilders aimed at creating a Eurosceptic block at the European Parliament after elections due in May.
This could also include Belgium's Vlaams Belang, Italy's Lega Nord and Austria's Freedom Party.
"The role that we will have to play - us patriotic elected representatives at the European Parliament - will mainly be to block this federal European Union from making any new headway," she said.