EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels – The Local

Le Pen, one of the front-runners in upcoming French presidential polls, had until midnight Tuesday to repay nearly €300,000 ($325,000) but she bluntly rejected the demand just before the deadline.   The European Parliament says Le Pen, who is also an MEP as well as leader of France’s National Front, incorrectly used the funds to pay an aide, Catherine Griset, who was based at the party’s headquarters in Paris and not at the assembly, which meets in both Brussels and Strasbourg, eastern France.   The parliamentary source in Brussels, who asked not to be named, said the aim was not to punish Le Pen but to recover the funds involved.   Le Pen and her representatives had had “many occasions” to explain her position, the source said.

Source: EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels – The Local