The town of Henin-Beaumont was once a stronghold of France’s Socialists. But after decades of high unemployment, the far-right National Front swept to power in 2014. DW took to the streets to find out why voters there have changed course.
The EU funds Le Pen has been ordered to repay relate to money she claimed for a parliamentary secretary. The court said Le Pen "has not been able to prove that her assistant performed actual work for her."
The far-right party must transform into a "rallying point to form a majority," Le Pen said at a party congress. She has tried to capitalize on a newfound visibility after her near-success at the presidential election.
France overlooks its lower class, Edouard Louis tells DW. The literary star defies his country's elites and social taboos with his autobiographical novels, including his latest, History of Violence — now out in English.
Far-right French politician Marine Le Pen has called on European nationalists to "fundamentally change" the EU. She was trying to fire up a pan-European right-wing alliance, but some key populist leaders were no-shows.
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