October 5, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Three allies of French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy were charged Saturday for their connection to a fraud investigation of Sarkozy's failed 2012 presidential campaign. Top aide Eric Cesari, party financial director Fabienne Liadze, and the former communications chief Pierre Chassat have been ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The French Senate adopted a law Thursday calling for increased use of probation and other measures to reduce prison overcrowding. France's prison system has become increasingly overcrowded in past years, and it reportedly does little to discourage reoffending. The population of these prisons has ...[read more]
July 1, 2014
by Ann Schober
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning regarding allegations of misuse of influence and illegal campaign financing. Specifically, anti-corruption investigators are looking into whether Sarkozy used his political influence to encourage a ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The investigation into allegations that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy exploited L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating illicit election campaign funds has been dropped, according to Monday reports. Bettencourt's accountant had stated she had passed €150,000 to Sarkozy's ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A French appeals court ruled Tuesday that an investigation may proceed into allegations that former president Nicolas Sarkozy exploited aging L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating election campaign funds. A panel of judges for the Court of Appeals of Bordeaux denied a motion brought by ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 28, 2010, former France prime minister Dominique de Villepin was acquitted of defamation charges. De Villepin had been accused of failing to stop the circulation of false documents that would defame several famous businessmen, including then-President Nicolas Sarkozy. De Villepin had ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 4, 2010, over 100,000 people protested against the security policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The protestors also called for the expulsion of illegal Roma communities and the bid by the French government to ban the wearing of the Muslim burqa. In August 2010, the UN Committee on ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The first legal complaint against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was filed on Monday for his alleged involvement in the French sale of submarines to Pakistan in the 1990s. Olivier Morice, the lawyer acting for the victims of a 2002 bombing in Karachi, filed suit against the former ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2007, the government of France announced that it would officially recognize French citizens' legal right to housing. In an official statement, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin indicated that a draft law would implement the legal right in two stages — first for those ...[read more]
September 2, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) assured world leaders on Friday that Libya will be a society of tolerance and respect for the rule of law. During a meeting in Paris chaired by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, NTC leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil vowed to administer elections and draft a new ...[read more]

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