The European Parliament has frozen grants to the party of Le Pen
PARIS, 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. The European Parliament after the French justice has decided to freeze the grants of the party “National unification”, the newspaper Journal du dimanche.
In early July it became known that the forensic investigators of Paris decided to hold two million euros of state subsidies, which were to get the party “National Union” like other French party.
The consequence suspects the party in creating a hidden system for the misappropriation of European funds that went to the assistants of the parliamentarians.
Party leader marine Le Pen has said that he considers these actions illegal, has called their murder the first opposition party of France, and denied the charges. According to her, because of the retention of subsidies “Association” may cease to exist at the end of August, as you won’t be able to pay salaries to employees.
Subsidies, intended for the members of the European Parliament from the party “National Association” for funding of their activities and the hiring of employees, have been frozen due to suspicion of misappropriation of funds, the newspaper notes.