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Marine Le Pen says EU 'killing Europe' at meeting of far-right party leaders

France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen has described the European Union as "a disastrous organisation" that is "killing Europe" as she met with other heads of far-right parties from different countries.

Le Pen addressed the other leaders at a conference in Prague, held on Saturday to discuss ideas for Europe's future.

Geert Wilders, founder of the Dutch anti-Islam Party for Freedom, said Europe should follow the example of US president Donald Trump and impose travel bans to restrict immigration.

The leaders vowed to work together to create a new model of intracontinental cooperation far removed from the EU.

Parties with anti-immigration platforms have been making gains at the polls in Europe, although Wilders and Le Pen both ran unsuccessfully this year for the top political posts in their countries.

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