|Author (Person)||Gotev, Georgi|
Marine Le Pen - leader of France's National Front (FN) who is also a member of the European Parliament - announced on the 31 January 2017 her defiance of the deadline set by EU authorities for the repayment of funds they claim she had misspent. The Parliament sought to recover the expenses after accusing two of Le Pen's parliamentay assistants of in fact working for her party back in France.
Mrs Le Pen stated she was not going to give in to what she considered to be a political decision taken before a court decision over an action she had started.
Police raided the headquarters of the Front National in Paris on the 20 February 2017 in connection with the case.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, France|