Panama papers

France probes 560 suspected tax dodgers cited in Panama Papers leaks

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French budget minister Christian Eckert said 'audits have begun' on 560 people suspected of tax evasion after their identities were revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks of clients of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Eyes wide shut to corruption in France

France — Opinion

The trial of the former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac for tax fraud and money laundering opened in Paris on Monday, the same day that it was revealed that French prosecutors want former president Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial for “illegal financing” of his 2012 election campaign. Mediapart investigative reporter Fabrice Arfi says that such high-profile cases give us an insight into the ethics of public life in France. He argues that rather than simply looking the other way, the country needs to own up to the shameful nature of the situation.

Panama threatens France over blacklist move

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The Panamanian government has warned of retaliatory measures after France announced it will put Panama back on a tax haven blacklist.

France's Front National party 'set up offshore system': Panama Papers

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The far-right party used 'shell companies and false invoices' to hide money via Panama and other states, according to latest PP leaks published in France.

Michel Platini among world football figures cited in Panama Papers

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The suspended UEFA chief, serving a six-year ban from football-related activity after probe into FIFA cash payment, says offshore company was declared.

Hollande says France to pursue tax evaders unmasked by Panama Papers

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The French president thanked whistleblowers for the revelations in joint media investigations which he said would lead to recovery of unpaid taxes.