French National Front leader Marine Le Pen with Father Christmas
A spokesman for Ms Le Pen said: “There is the Europe of Merkel of the euro, austerity, massive immigration and then there is the Europe we want to defend.”
The ENL parliamentary group, of which Ms Le Pen is the co-chair, is also considering the creation of an international platform bringing together nationalist leaders to discuss common issues and imagine partnerships.
Marine Le Pen has called a summit of right-wingers European leaders
There is the Europe of Merkel of the euro, austerity, massive immigration and then there is the Europe we want to defend
But questions have been raised this week about whether she has the financial backing to run a proper campaign.
And it has now emerged that US intelligence has been asked to investigate Ms Le Pen’s links to Russia, following her request for a £24.3million loan from a bank close to Vladimir Putin.
Marine Le Pen could face a probe over financial links to Russia