Keyword: Jean-Pierre Jouyet

Why Air France cabin crew greeted new boss with a strike

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Grounded: thousands of passengers were affected by the Air France strike. © Reuters. Grounded: thousands of passengers were affected by the Air France strike. © Reuters.

Within a few weeks of taking over as the the new chief executive of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac found himself confronted with a strike by the airline's French cabin crew. They are angry that their current work contract guaranteeing conditions and pay has only been extended for 17 months. Dan Israel examines the wider prospects for industrial harmony at France's troubled flagship carrier.

Hollande backs chief-of-staff under fire in Fillon-Sarkozy 'plot'

Jean-Pierre Jouyet is fighting demands for his resignation over his inconsistent comments regarding an alleged plot to scupper Nicolas Sarkozy.

The discreet lunch that threatens Hollande's top aide and former premier François Fillon

Jean-Pierre Jouyet et François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy et François Fillon © Reuters Jean-Pierre Jouyet et François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy et François Fillon © Reuters

The fallout from a private lunch between President François Hollande’s chief of staff Jean-Pierre Jouyet and former President Nicolas Sarkozy's prime minister François Fillon last summer is threatening to develop into a full-blown scandal. At the meeting on June 24th Fillon is said to have asked the socialist administration to speed up legal investigations into his former boss and now political rival Sarkozy. Jouyet, who served in Fillon's right-wing government but who is a close personal friend of Hollande, later told two journalists of the conversation. When the reporters published the story in a book last week Jouyet at first denied the claim then backtracked and insisted that Fillon had indeed asked him to intervene in the affair. Fillon, however, who like Sarkozy wants to be the Right's 2017 presidential candidate, has angrily accused Jouyet of “lies” and says he is suing for defamation. Once more, say Stéphane Alliès, Ellen Salvi and Mathieu Magnaudeix, the Elysée finds itself at the centre of an embarrassing affair, this time with the president’s right-hand man in the firing line.

Ex-French PM accuses top Hollande aide of lying over Sarkozy 'plot'

François Fillon denies renewed claims he tried to get Hollande's chief of staff to speed up a legal case against his rival Nicolas Sarkozy.

Former prime minister denies seeking to sabotage Sarkozy comeback

François Fillon says he is victim of 'plot' and will sue over claims he urged Hollande's office to speed up legal probe into his former boss.

France's Hollande names European expert his chief of staff

Jean-Pierre Jouyet, boss of state-owned bank Caisse des Depots, is a well-connected political operator and close friend of the French president.