IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been given 'assisted witness' status and will not be placed under investigation in the Bernard Tapie arbitration case.
Latest update: 29/11/2011
- Economic crisis - eurozone - François Hollande - French politics - Nicolas Sarkozy - presidential elections
Governments swept away across Europe: can Sarkozy beat the odds?
Nicolas Sarkozy is low in the polls and facing the new rule of European politics: if you are in power during the debt crisis, you're out at the next election. Spain is the latest country in the eurozone to throw its government out - will Sarkozy be the next to face the axe? Also making waves this week, the Green Party is in turmoil as doubts grow over their presidential candidate's mettle and strategy.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
- Jean-Marc GONIN, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.