Keyword: Thomas Thévenoud

Is former trade minister France’s most despised man?

Thomas Thévenoud, sacked for not declaring earnings for three years, is under pressure from all directions to stand down as MP.

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Disgraced French MP threatens Hollande's razor-thin majority

Thomas Thévenoud, who quit government after not filling in tax declarations, will stay as an MP - but not as a member of Socialist Party.

French overseas trade minister quits over tax declarations

After less than a fortnight in his new job, France's overseas trade minister Thomas Thévenoud has dramatically and abruptly quit over problems with his tax returns. According to Mediapart's sources, the new minister had not filled in his tax returns for several years. In a statement Thévenoud admitted to “delays” in his declaration and payment of tax owed, though stressed that the matter has now been sorted out. Nonetheless the sudden loss of another minister in this manner will come as a blow to the new government formed by prime minister Manuel Valls on August 26th, which saw the enforced departure of heavyweight economy minister Arnaud Montebourg. It also comes against a backdrop of poor economic results and plummeting opinion polls for Valls and, above all, President François Hollande. Mathilde Mathieu and Lénaïg Bredoux report.

New French junior minister resigns after 'not declaring taxes'

Overseas trade minister Thomas Thévenoud forced to step down after less that a fortnight for reportedly not filling in tax declarations.