Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic : the UN takes over the country's peacekeeping

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Fighting back against facial recognition

Read more

DEBATE

Fighting ISIS - What coalition against jihadists? (Part two)

Read more

DEBATE

Fighting ISIS - What coalition against jihadists?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO

Read more

ENCORE!

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Italian FM to lead EU diplomacy: Is Mogherini up to the task?

Read more

Europe

Court delays decision on Lagarde inquiry

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-08

A French court on Friday postponed its decision on whether to investigate the role of new IMF head Christine Lagarde in a controversial 2008 arbitration payout. The decision was delayed until August 4.

REUTERS - A French court said on Friday it is delaying until August 4 its decision on whether to launch a legal inquiry into the role of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in a 2008 arbitration payout.

An official at the Court of Justice of the Republic read a statement to reporters saying that the decision had been postponed for a second time.

Lagarde, French finance minister until she took up her IMF post this week, has denied any misconduct in her approval of a 285 million-euro payment to a businessman friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy to settle a dispute with a former state-owned  bank.
 

Date created : 2011-07-08

COMMENT(S)