The National Front (FN), the French far-right political party, will look to dump the Euro and return France to using the Franc, if its candidate Marine Le Pen wins the country's presidential election in May, one of her top advisors has said.
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and other countries outside Europe - including Israel and the United States.
Griveaux accused the state-owned Russia Today (RT) channel and the Sputnik news agency, both of which have French-language sites, of trying to taint Macron, who was forced last week to deny rumours of a gay affair. He said Macron was a target due to his pro-Europe policies.
Sputnik earlier this month ran an interview with a conservative French lawmaker accusing Macron, a former investment banker, of being an agent of "the big American banking system", a report that was in turn picked up by Russia Today.
Moscow vehemently denied the French allegations.
"That there is a hysterical anti-(President Vladimir) Putin campaign in certain countries overseas is an obvious fact".
Ferrand said Macron's campaign was being hit by "hundreds if not thousands" of attacks on its networks, databases and sites from locations inside Russian Federation.
A major question is how Le Pen would handle France's considerable debt.
"We are in the presence of an orchestrated attempt by a foreign power to destabilise a presidential election candidate", Ferrand said and called on the French government again to take steps to prevent foreign meddling in the French election campaign.
Fillon has been dogged by revelations that his Welsh-born wife Penelope was paid for years for a suspected fake job as a parliamentary aide.
Rumours about Macron's private life had grown louder in recent weeks, in tandem with his poll surge.
In an election campaign which has sunk into smear and sleaze, Macron on February 7 was also forced to kill rumors of a gay relationship outside his marriage to Brigitte Trogneux.