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Le Pen Aide Briefed French Central Banker on Plan to Print Money

  • Monot met Banque de France chief in Brussels in September
  • National Front would use French central bank to help euro exit
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Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s chief economic adviser Bernard Monot met with Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau in September and set out her party’s plans to take control of the central bank and use it to finance government spending.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of Villeroy de Galhau’s public hearing in Brussels at the economic and monetary committee of the European Parliament, Monot, who also sits on the panel, said in a Feb. 4 interview. The Bank of France declined to comment when asked to confirm the meeting.