Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Rally party, took part in a conference of far-right parties in Bratislava on Monday, where she expressed her support for Slovakian anti-immigration party Sme Rodina.
Sme Rodina president Boris Kollar and member Ludovit Goga were seated alongside Le Pen, as were Freedom Party of Austria member Georg Mayer, and Chairman of the Greek New Right party Failos... Еще Kranidiotis.
«It is at the heart of our beloved Europe that we come to support our Slovak ally, the Sme Rodina, its president, my dear friend Boris Kollar,» Le Pen said at the conference.
«The entry of our friends from FPO into the government, the Italians coming to power ... all that changed things on a deeper level and this gives us today this new possibility to be able to change Europe from the inside, to think of a new European organisation that would replace the European Union,» she stated.
Le Pen expressed opposition to the idea of a European army and poked fun at President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker by saying that she would not want to give «the French nuclear button to the wobbly Mister Juncker» and that she would «especially be quite afraid of that after ten o'clock in the morning.»
The National Rally leader mentioned the Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini, saying she hoped he got «the best results possible» in the European elections, and added that «the more we elect among our friends, the better we will be.»
Marine Le Pen is currently on a European tour, and will visit Estonia on Tuesday.