Russian firm sues French far-right party for unpaid debt
Moscow: A Russian firm is suing France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party, led by Marine Le Pen, for failing to repay a multi-million euro loan, court documents revealed.
Court documents filed at the website of Moscow’s Court of Arbitration show that aviation parts company Aviazapchast is suing the RN for 639.8 million rubles ($10.1 million) loaned to the party.
The party, which has struggled financially for several years, originally took out the loan with Russia’s First Czech-Russian Bank in 2014.
The debt-recovery action was filed with the Russian court in December. Le Pen’s party was notified in a letter dated December 25, and the first hearing is set for June
The RN should have made a single payment of nine million euros in 2019, after interest payments. - AFP