French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused Germany on Sunday of looking to lower wages and hire "slaves" by opening its doors to thousands of migrants and refugees.

The European Union's largest economy has been dealing with a record influx of refugees in recent weeks, with thousands of them crossing its borders in the past days, many traveling through Austria from Hungary where they had been stranded against their will for days.

"Germany probably thinks its population is moribund, and it is probably seeking to lower wages and continue to recruit slaves through mass immigration," Marine Le Pen told supporters at a meeting in the southeastern city of Marseille, a key French destination for migrants from north Africa.

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