LYON, France France's far-right National Front will combine the proposed euro exit at the heart of its economic platform with unorthodox policies including money printing, which party leader Marine Le Pen will unveil at a rally this weekend.Here are some of the key parts of the anti-immigration, anti-EU party's manifesto for the April and May presidential election, based on comments by National Front (FN) officials ahead of its publication at the weekend.6 MONTHS TO RENEGOTIATE THE EU OR GO FOR "FREXIT"
* Election to be immediately followed by six months of talks with European Union partners with the aim to radically change France's membership of the bloc and turn it into a loose cooperative of countries: no more euro, border-free area, EU budget rules or pre-eminence of EU law.* Referendum on EU membership at the end of the 6 months. Le Pen to recommend leaving the EU if does not manage to radically change the bloc. Most likely scenario is therefore "Frexit."LEAVE THE EURO
* Plan A is a negotiated exit, plan B a unilateral one.* Would go together with re-denominating the debt stock in the new currency, having the central bank defend that new currency and giving the government the right to order the central bank to buy up its bonds.* Would be accompanied by some form of loose monetary cooperation which could be a basket of European currencies to manage exchange rate fluctuations, the exact form of which to be determined in talks with euro zone partners.
* To rebuild France's industrial base, sellers of imported goods would not be allowed to pass on all of the value-added sales tax to consumers as they do now, creating a levy resembling an import tax.* The FN also wants to force retailers to hold a certain percentage of French goods on their shelves depending on how much of any given product can realistically be made locally.
* Employers who hire foreigners to pay a tax worth 10 percent of the salary paid to those people, Le Pen's deputy Philippot told RTL radio.* Reserving certain rights now available to all residents, including free education, to French citizens only, which would be put to voters via referendum. (Reporting by Ingrid Melander and Simon Carraud; Editing by Dominic Evans)
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Published Date: Feb 04, 2017 06:46 am | Updated Date: Feb 04, 2017 06:46 am