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“We have another choice,” says Marine Le Pen

Julie Garnier
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09:21, April 06, 2022

Four days before the first round of the presidential election, the candidate of the National Rally is the guest of Europe 1 this Wednesday morning. At the microphone of Sonia Mabrouk, Marine Le Pen notably returned to the next decision of the European Union on sanctions against Russia.

After the unbearable images in Boutcha in Ukraine, the European Union is preparing to decide on an embargo on Russian coal. Sanction less important than a gas embargo, Marine Le Pen, guest of Sonia Mabrouk this Wednesday, believes that there was another possible choice.

“We have another choice. In reality, all of the sanctions that have been put on the table and decided on today are sanctions that have sought to preserve the interests of the financial markets and the real war profiteers,” he said. -she. “All these sanctions have the effect of hitting our businesses and individuals,” adds the presidential candidate.

A risk of “very serious shortages”

The National Rally candidate suggests offering all gas-producing countries such as Norway, the United Kingdom and Qatar to sell their gas at the average price of the past two years. “Their own production cost would not have increased, which would have caused the price of Russian gas to collapse and would most certainly have been a more effective sanction against Russia, but also would have preserved the interests of companies and individuals”, she explains at the microphone of Europe 1.

Marine Le Pen deplores the choice of the European Union, which favored an embargo on Russian coal and a set of sanctions causing the price of raw materials to explode. The risk is “to expose the world to very serious shortages with the risks that you know about cereals or fertilizers, with humanitarian consequences and migratory consequences that may tomorrow be out of control”, she explains. .

Minimal economic consequences, but not non-existent

The consequences of coal for France remain minimal compared to other European countries, but they are not non-existent, believes the candidate. “With the liberalized European electricity market, since we have pooled our means of production, including our nuclear power stations and our dams, and with the German coal-fired power stations, we will suffer the consequences of the increase in the price of electricity,” she insists. Marine Le Pen recalls that France and Europe cannot “have a purely moral posture” vis-à-vis the war in Ukraine and Russian sanctions but remains cautious about an embargo on Russian gas.

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