Keyword: Agnès Saal

Audit body slams top French public servant over PR bills and use of luxury hotels

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Mathieu Gallet, chairman of the archives body the INA from 2010 to 2014. © Reuters Mathieu Gallet, chairman of the archives body the INA from 2010 to 2014. © Reuters

In 2015 the head of France's National Audiovisual Institute (INA), Agnès Saal, had to quit after piling up thousands of euros in taxi fares in under a year. Now, Mediapart can reveal, the country's spending watchdog, the Cour des Comptes, has pointed the finger at her predecessor Mathieu Gallet over his predilection for expensive hotels and restaurants. Gallet, who ran the INA for seven years before taking over as head of Radio France in 2014, is also criticised over the way the INA awarded lucrative communications and image consultancy contracts during his time in charge. Mathilde Mathieu reports.

Head of French cultural body resigns over '40,000-euro' cab bill

Row over boss of National Audiovisual Institute, Agnès Saal, was made worse by claims her son benefited from 6,700 euros worth of rides.