Keyword: culture minister

French culture minister probed over illegal work on listed building

The future of French culture minister Françoise Nyssen has been thrown into doubt after prosecutors opened an investigation into how the publishing compnay she led before joining the government carried out building work in 2012 to substantially enlarge its offices in a listed Paris building without planning permission or informing the tax authorities, one year after it allegedly similarly enlarged its head office in Arles without planning permission.  

French culture minister admits reading 'very little'

Fleur Pellerin said she had no time to read for pleasure and hadn't read the books of French 2014 Nobel literature prize-winner Patrick Modiano.