Uber Files

French MPs call for parliamentary inquiry into Macron's dealings with Uber

France

French MPs gathered earlier this week to debate a censure motion against the new government tabled by the NUPES leftwing coalition. The motion was defeated, but the rowdy parliamentary session soon centred on the “Uber Files” revelations of how Emmanuel Macron, when economy and finance minister, secretly championed the US company’s project to set up business in France. As Pauline Graulle reports, the Left are determined to hold the French president to account over what one MP called “a state scandal”, and are pushing for a parliamentary committee of inquiry into the affair.

'Uber Files' reveal help Macron gave to taxi firm's business in France

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A massive leak of data to The Guardian, and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a number of media organisations reveals how a 90-millon-dollar-per-year lobbying and public relations effort recruited friendly politicians, notably Emmanuel Macron and former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes, to help in its campaign to disrupt Europe's taxi industry.