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Latest update : 2011-02-10

French politicians caught out

French politicians suddenly find themselves caught out in a whole new way by change in the Arab world. Be it the foreign minister in Tunisia or the Prime Minister in Egypt, both enjoyed free rides and perks during their Christmas vacations.

 

Denis MacSHANE, Labour Member of Parliament (by satellite from London)
France 24 Europe editor Christophe ROBEET
Anna-Maria MERLO-POLI, Paris Correspondent, Il Manifesto
Anissa FERDJAOUI, Vice president, The Progressists' Youth Movement (party of French industry minister Eric Besson)

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Produced by Perrine DESPLATS, Yi SONG, Louise McWATT, Anelise BORGES
 

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2017-02-27 France

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 1)

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2017-02-23 USA

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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

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