Keyword: award

Macron given European prize, tells Germany to drop budget ‘fetish’

French President Emmanuel Macron has been awarded the Charlemagne Prize, an honour given each year by the German city of Aachen to those it considers make a significant contribution to European unity and development, when he told assembled guests at the ceremony, who included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that Berlin must do away with a ‘fetish’ for tight budgetary discipline among EU member states.

France awards John Kerry with the Legion of Honour

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the US Secretary of State with the insignia of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civil award, at a ceremony in Paris in which he recalled Kerry's family connections with France and praised his diplomatic endeavours.

SocGen ex-trader Jérôme Kerviel wins 455,000 euros for unfair dismissal

A Paris employment tribunal found that the bank knew of Kerviel's reckless trades that lost it 4.9 billion euros, and gave him back a yearly bonus never paid.

Paris court overturns 403-million-euro payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie

Six people, including Tapie, his lawyer and judge Pierre Estoup, are under investigation for organised fraud in the contested 2008 deal.

French court awards 1.8mln euros to families for babies switched at birth

Two mothers unwittingly left a Cannes maternity clinic in 1994 with the other's daughter after incubator mixup revealed years later by DNA test.