Proof of Macron chief of staff's lie over family links to shipping firm

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The issue clearly intrigued a member of France's ethics committee for public servants back in 2014. At the time Alexis Kohler, a senior civil servant who is now President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, was asking for permission from the civil service to join the massive maritime transport firm the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). On the June 2014 declaration an anonymous hand has underlined the words 'Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH)' - or Major Seaport of Le Havre as it is known in English - as if to attract attention to Kohler's silence on the issue.