As long as France remains a Member State of the EU, it is forced to keep transferring some of its power to the EU in specified policy areas where France shares jurisdiction with all other Member States and the EU institutions1 With the aspiration of maintaining peace in Europe, France acted as one of the founding members of what has now become the EU2. However, along the process, France has sacrificed its autonomy only to be carrying the burden of the EU’s failures such as the Euro-crisis as well as the current Migration crisis. By leaving the EU, France would regain its autonomy and make decisions that first and foremost benefit the French population. In fact, France would regain autonomy in the policy areas where it is currently forced to share power with other Member States and the EU such as the “internal market rules; aspects of social policy; economic, social, and territorial cohesion; agriculture and aspects of fisheries; the environment; consumer protection; transport; trans-European networks; energy; freedom, security, and justice; aspects of public health; aspects of research and technological development and space; and aspects of development cooperation and humanitarian aid”3.
On top of that, France would free itself from the undemocratic rule of the EU in areas where the EU is the sole authority such as the customs union, the common commercial policy, competition rules, and monetary policy for euro countries, including France. Right now, Brussels has too much power over France and French law. If France leaves the EU, it will no longer be a region governed by the EU, but instead it can wrestle back control from the EU and finally decide again about its own future. France would finally be free to introduce a new Franc and to establish the value of its own currency, allowing for a more favourable financial environment to boost French exports4