President of the right-wing National Front Marine Le Pen took centre stage at a congress of nationalist parties from across Europe in Nice on Tuesday. Le Pen spoke to the audience, defining her Europe as one of separate sovereign states, as opposed to the European Union. «Our Europe is a beautiful idea; an idea that combines the past, present and future; an idea that redefines a fair balance... Еще between the cooperation of nations and the sovereignty of our states,» said Le Pen. FPO General Secretary Harald Vilimsky also addressed the attendees, saying that on International Workers Day, protectionist policies were the sign of a «patriot». «Ladies and gentlemen, today is the International Day of Workers. To be a true patriot, that means to have an obligation to favour the compatriots of your own country,» he claimed.