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]
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 dee... ...[read more]
September 15, 2011
by Erin Bock
The Court of Appeal of Paris on Wednesday affirmed the acquittal of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin for allegedly taking part in a smear campaign known as the Clearstream Affair. Villepin was charged with "complicity in false accusation" for his alleged role in a plot to defame ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The Paris prosecutor's office on Tuesday began an inquiry into allegations against former French president Jacques Chirac and his prime minister Dominique de Villepin over the receipt of millions of dollars from African leaders. The accusations against the two former French officials were made by ...[read more]
February 9, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 9, 2006, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin presented a draft bill to the French cabinet introducing the concept of selective immigration. Under the bill, immigration by highly skilled workers and educated professionals would have been favored, but the poor and unskilled from ...[read more]
January 29, 2010
by Patrice Collins
A French public prosecutor on Friday announced plans to appeal the acquittal of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin, which cleared him of all charges for his role in an alleged plot to defame several businessmen, including current President Nicolas Sarkozy. The appeal comes shortly after ...[read more]
January 28, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
A French court on Thursday acquitted former prime minister Dominique de Villepin of all charges for his role in an alleged plot to defame several businessmen, including current President Nicolas Sarkozy. Prosecutors claimed de Villepin failed to stop the circulation of false documents, alleging ...[read more]
October 21, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Paris prosecutors requested Tuesday that former prime minister Dominique de Villepin receive an 18-month suspended prison sentence and a 45,000 fine for his role in an alleged plot to defame several businessmen including current President Nicolas Sarkozy. Prosecutors claim de Villepin failed... ...[read more]
September 21, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
A French court on Monday began the trial of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin, accused of slandering businessmen and top politicians including current French President Nicolas Sarkozy. De Villepin is accused of having orchestrated the release of a fabricated list of government officials... ...[read more]
November 20, 2008
by Andrew Morgan
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has been ordered to stand trial for complicity in slanderous denunciation in connection with the a long-running political scandal know as the Clearstream Affair. De Villepin is accused of having orchestrated the release of a fabricated... ...[read more]

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