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French court fines government 10m euros over air pollution inaction

France's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, on Wednesday fined the government 10 milion euros for its failure to take appropriate measures to combat air pollution which, according to some estimates, causes around 40,000 premature deaths every year.

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Google fined €500m by France’s antitrust watchdog over copyright

Giant US tech company must come up with proposals for how it would compensate agencies for use of their news.

Apple given record fine in France over anti-competition practices

A French competition wtachdog has found US tech giant Apple guilty of unfairly agreeing prices for sales of its wares in France with certain wholesalers, to the detriment of others, and fined the company 1.1 billion euros.

France fines Apple for keeping silent over iPhone update drawback

US tech company Apple has been fined 25 million euros by a French competition watchdog for failing to tell iPhone users that a software update throttled the performance of older iPhones, a problem that could be fixed by replacing the battery but which may have encouraged some to replace their smartphone for a new device.

France fines brokerage firm for sending illegal waste to Malaysia

The French ecological transition ministry said it traced the plastic waste to a brokerage firm in southern France which, after Malaysia this summer returned the illegal consigment, it fined 192,000 euros before referring the company to the justice authorities .

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal in 320m-euro tax readjustment

French cosmetics group L'Oreal announced on Friday it had reached a settlement with France's tax authorities to pay around 320 million euros in a correction of tax returns made by three of its subsidiaries between 2014 and 2018.

Paris court orders UBS bank to pay 4.5bn euros in tax fraud case

A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay a record fine of 3.7 billion euros and another 800 million euros in compensation to the French government after it was found guilty of laundering money for its wealthy clients in France in order for them to evade due tax payments.

PSG fined for ethnic profiling of young recruits

Qatari-owned football club Paris-Saint Germain has been fined 100,000 euros by the French Professional Football League (LFP) following Mediapart's revelations of its practice of demanding talent scouts to report on the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.

Google fined 50m euros by French data privacy watchdog

France's data privacy watchdog, the CNIL, on Monday announced it has brought a 50-million-euro fin against US technology and internet search engine giant Google for breaching the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation.

Paris court fines oil giant Total in Iran bribery case

French oil and gas giant Total has been handed a 500,000-euro fine after it was found guilty of bribing officials in Iran to gain access to a gas field in the country in a deal dating back to 1997.

France files complaint against Amazon for 'abusing dominant position'

The French economy ministry has filed action in a Paris commercial court demanding a 10-million-euro fine against internet retail giant Amazon which it accuses of using its dominant position to impose allegedly unfair contracts with vendors using the platform.

Nadal wins case against ex-French sports minister over 'doping' claim

Former conservative French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot, who has become a television talk show personality in France since leaving office, has been ordered by a Paris court to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Spanish tennisman Rafael Nadal, and was handed a suspended fine of 500 euros, after it found her public claim that he used doping drugs was unfounded.

France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for user privacy breaches

The social media giant was found by France's data protection watchdog, the CNIL, to have illegally allowed information on its users to be passed on to advertisers and of tracking web browsing without sufficient warning.

French court fines easyJet for turning back disabled passenger

Satff of the British low-cost carrier cited security problems when they prevented wheelchair-bound Joseph Etcheveste, 55, from boarding a flight in Biarritz in south-west France in 2010.

French Muslim woman 'fined for wearing scarf' on beach in Cannes

The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.