Bannon, Russians conspiring with nationalists to destroy the EU- Emmanuel Macron

Last Updated: May 22 2019 20:03
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PARIS- President of France, Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament elections.

The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that "Russians and some others" are financing extremist political parties in Europe, without elaborating.

Macron also singled out Bannon for criticism. Bannon, who has been in France in recent days and praised far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s campaign, called himself an “observer.”