Jerome Cahuzac

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Former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy  during a French TV interview in recent days. Mr Sarkozy launched a defiant offensive to clear his name after being handed a three-year sentence for corruption, lambasting the verdict and mulling a petition to Europe’s top rights court. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFPGetty

France’s voters gave their verdict on former president Nicolas Sarkozy long before last Monday’s criminal court ruling. Emanuel Macron’s presidency an(...)

 French former  minister for the budget Jerome Cahuzac leaving the Paris courthouse following his tax fraud and money laundering trial’s verdict on Thursday. Photograph:   Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Former French minister for the budget Jerome Cahuzac has been sentenced to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President(...)

Newly appointed French prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve: This is the second time that he  has followed Valls, having replaced him at the interior ministry when Valls became prime minister in  2014 . Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

One of the chief virtues of Bernard Cazeneuve, who was appointed by French president François Hollande to succeed Manuel Valls as prime minister on T(...)

Nicolas Sarkozy, former head of the Les Republicans political party and former French president, leaves his campaign headquarters in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The former president and 2017 presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy could be fined €3,750 and imprisoned for a year if, as recommended by the Paris p(...)

Former French budget minister Jérôme  Cahuzac waits for the start of a hearing into alleged tax fraud at the National Assembly in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

When Jérôme Cahuzac was France’s budget minister, his colleagues were astonished by his command of facts and figures. Yesterday, in his second hearing(...)

Former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac waits for the start of a hearing at the National Assembly in Paris yesterday. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Jérôme Cahuzac, the socialist budget minister who resigned on March 19th when he was placed under investigation for tax fraud and later confessed to h(...)

France’s president François Hollande walks away from budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac after a minor government reshuffle, outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, on July 4th last. Photograph: Philippe Wojaze/Reuters

In the midst of a scandal last spring, when France’s budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was forced to resign because he had stashed money in offshore acco(...)

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at  the European Union leaders summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived at the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels to face a scrum of reporters, he had never seemed so prepared. (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan rings the bell prior to an economic and financial affairs meeting yesterday, at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan yesterday defended Ireland’s corporate tax regime, following a meeting of EU finance minis(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin: a House of Commons committee accused companies such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon of “immoral” use of secretive jurisdictions, royalty arrangements and complex company structures to avoid paying tax in Britain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When European finance ministers gather this week in Brussels, discussion won’t purely focus on Europe’s response to the latest phase of the fin(...)

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