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Jean-François Copé
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

More Sarkozy associates charged in election finance scandal

Three officials of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 election campaign have been charged in relation to alleged attempts to dodge finance limits.
Nicolas Sarkozy as results of last weekend's departmental elections were announced
01/04/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy questioned in presidential campaign fund scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was named as an "assisted witness" over an election finance scandal on Wednesday morning.
12/02/2015

French press review 12 February 2015

This morning, the editors of the French national dailies round up several of the usual suspects.

Former UMP president Jean-François Copé
03/02/2015 - France

France's former opposition leader Copé under investigation over Sarkozy fine

Jean-François Copé, former president of the right wing opposition UMP party, has been placed under official investigation for suspected misuse of funds, according to judicial ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy addresses a public meeting in Lambersart last month
02/10/2014 - France

French police detain Sarkozy ally in election-funding corruption probe

French police on Thursday detained a close ally of Nicolas Sarkozy and two other officials from his UMP party. On Wednesday three former directors of a PR firm were charged in the same inquiry

Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...
27/07/2014

French weekly magazines review 27 July 2014

The Middle East is everyone’s front page story this week as pro-Palestinian protests ended in violence in the Barbès district of Paris and the suburban town of Sarcelles in the outskirts ...
20/07/2014

French weekly magazines review 20 July 2014

President François Hollande visits Africa, infighting continues in the UMP as the scandals keep coming and there’s a warning to Israel that its policies are endangering its future ...
13/07/2014

French weekly magazines review 13 July 2014

The French weeklies are stunned by new Bygmalion woes for opposition UMP party and Nicolas Sarkozy’s comeback plans.

10/07/2014

French press review 10 July 2014

French budget, UMP party and the German national football team are all in the papers today.

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