Globalization is a barbarity, believes Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, adding that now the world is in hands of multinational corporations and large international finance.
„Globalization is a barbarity, it is the country which should limit its abuses and regulate it”, Le Pen wrote on her Twitter account.
The problems of multinational corporations and their worldwide influence were also highlighted by France’s far-right leader.
„Today the world is in the hands of multinational corporations and large international finance” – Marine Le Pen.
Immigration „weighs down on wages”, while the minimum wage is now becoming the maximum wage, said Le Pen, adding that now France is „dying of physical, legal and fiscal insecurity”.
Le Pen is a vocal critic of Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA), also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. France’s National Front party leader criticized the deal for a lack of transparency in the talks.
In February 2014 she promised to send „numerous representatives to the European Parliament will lead the battle against TTIP”.
In France there are many critics of the agreement who say that the deal would increase corporate power and make it more difficult for governments to regulate markets for public benefit. Also, with the majority of TTIP negotiations being held secretly, it’s unclear to what extent the EU’s preferences have been met.
TAFTA opponents also claim that the treaty will bring a big influx of genetically modified foods from the US, such as hormone-treated beef and genetically modified corn.
In November 2014, reports emerged that France would not support the TTIP between the EU and US as long as a controversial stipulation is included.
It’s not only people in France who oppose the deal. Demonstrations against the deal have also taken place in Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia.