The party of marine Le Pen turned to Russia for a loan of €27 million


French party “national front” headed by marine Le Pen, has applied for financial assistance to Russia, writes The Times, citing the statement of the Treasurer of the party. The publication clarifies that financing campaign for election of President and members of Parliament, the party would need to find €27 million in a situation where French banks refuse to provide loans.

The publication also refers to communication of the radio station Europe 1, whose sources in the Kremlin said that Russia will most likely comply with a request from Le Pen. The Bank will provide a loan, it was not reported, however it is possible that again will become the First Czech-Russian Bank, who has already given the party a loan of €9 million.

That the party of Le Pen seeks funding in the amount of €27 million on the presidential and parliamentary campaign, previously wrote the publication Politico.

In November 2014, the French media reported that the “national front” have agreed to receive from the First Czech-Russian Bank (FCRB) loan of €9 million, later this information was confirmed by the Treasurer of the party of Vallirana de Saint-just. He also said that the party refused to Finance not only French but also European banks.

In January 2016 the French financial Prosecutor’s office on suspicion of intentional concealment of income opened a preliminary investigation against the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie Le pen. Marine Le Pen appealed to the Council of State, but the protest was rejected.

The Prosecutor also noted that initially the investigation was directed against Jean-Marie Le pen, but later it spread to his daughter.

European spetsluzhby repeatedly warned about the growing influence of the Kremlin in European politics. Service and information security (BIS) of the Czech Republic has repeatedly accused Russia of attempts to establish in Europe the structure of influence, like the USSR established the Comintern. According to BIS, the Russian Federation is assisting programisci oriented organizations and individuals.

In January 2016, the U.S. Congress instructed U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct an investigation against the agents of influence of the Kremlin in political and social structures of the countries of the European Union. The result should be a detailed review of cases of clandestine funding structures of European political parties and public organizations in the last decade.

In Washington thought that Russia is trying to use the disunity between the EU countries to undermine NATO’s capabilities and strives to make differences in the question of anti-Russian sanctions with the aim of lifting them soon. Moreover, EU policy-makers underestimate the depth of penetration of Russia and Europe and the extent of its influence.