Keyword: Marwan Lahoud

The huge corruption scandal threatening Airbus

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Airbus is one of Europe's flagship industrial groups. Airbus is one of Europe's flagship industrial groups.

The French and British investigations into alleged corruption at the European aerospace and defence group Airbus centre on claims that hundreds of millions of euros of hidden commissions were paid out as part of massive export deals. Here Mediapart reveals details of a secretive system which flourished inside the group for 15 years and which today threatens some of its most senior figures. Martine Orange and Yann Philippin investigate.

‘Bonapartist’ French remain chary of Anglo-Saxon business trends

Trends seen elsewhere to get government out of business and implement shareholder-friendly governance reforms have largely passed France by.