French 'transparency' bill let down by compromise and ambiguity


A bill of law on “transparency, anti-corruption and modernization of economic life” introduces for the first time in France a legal definition and protection of whistleblowers and a provision that companies will have to declare their tax position in countries where they or their subsidiaries operate. But for some MPs and transparency activists, the fine detail of this ambitious law makes it a lost opportunity. Dan Israel reports.

French lawmakers gut Hollande's transparency bill

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MPs have diluted plans to make politicians declare their wealth and backed harsh penalties for journalists who publish the information.

Hollande political transparency pledge watered down

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A proposed new law debated this week says constituents can consult MPs' or senators' wealth declaration, but publishing it will be an offence.