Keyword: Conseil d'état
Council of state ruled appropriate the arbitrary house-arrest of seven environmentalists during Paris climate summit, as allowed by state of emergency.
It took three years, but Mediapart has finally been vindicated in its fight for full transparency when it comes to scrutinising the campaign accounts of French elections. The highest administrative court in the land, the Conseil d'État, has ruled in favour of Mediapart's demand that the entire process of how election accounts are checked by the official body in charge – the CNCCFP - should be open to the public. The ruling means that whatever the election and whoever the candidate the public has a right to know the full details. Mathilde Mathieu reports on this landmark verdict.
French telecoms regulator had granted Bouygues 4G use of its second-generation mobile spectrum, but at a six-fold increase over voice-call cost.
But parents of Vincent Lambert, who has been in a coma since 2008, appeal to European Court of Human Rights over case that has split family.