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France to ban MPs from hiring family members as Macron's government moves to clean up politics - The Local France

France's new government announced a new bill on Thursday aimed at cleaning up politics after a flurry of recent scandals and restoring the faith of a French public who deeply distrust their political leaders. The reform was announced by François Bayrou ...and more »

Bill to clean up French politics unveiled as government refuses to fire minister facing nepotism probe -

French MPs will no longer be able to hire family members and have to declare their expenses, under plans unveiled to clean up politics, as the government refused to fire a minister placed under preliminary investigation for nepotism. New president ...and more »

New public ethics bill aims to repair France's battered trust in politicians - FRANCE 24

French Justice Minister François Bayrou on Thursday outlined a new bill to promote probity in politics, a first major legislative initiative for President Emmanuel Macron's government at a time where mistrust of elected officials is soaring. Bayrou ...and more »

Macron unveils 'moralisation law' in drive to clean up politics - The Guardian

The French government has unveiled its new “moralisation law” pledged by Emmanuel Macron to clean up French politics following a series of fraud scandals. The justice minister, François Bayrou, said the legislation aimed to bury the idea there was one ...and more »

France seeks to ban politicians from hiring family members -

French Justice Minister François Bayrou on Thursday presented plans he said were aimed at bringing back ethics into French politics, including a ban on MPs hiring family members as their assistants, local media reported. Bayrou said the bill would ...and more »

French prosecutor opens investigation into embattled minister Ferrand - FRANCE 24

A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into the "past activities" of France's minister of territorial integration, Richard Ferrand, a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron. Eric Mathais, the public prosecutor from the Breton city ...and more »

Macron stands by cabinet ally Ferrand as ethics row rages on - FRANCE 24

With critical legislative elections looming in June, French president Emmanuel Macron could have done without allegations of impropriety against a close associate – and cabinet minister – splashed across newspaper front pages. The new French leader ...and more »

French ministers Ferrand and de Sarnez under pressure already - Deutsche Welle

A new opinion poll shows that most voters in France want two cabinet ministers to resign amid questions about their ethics. Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron had promised a squeaky-clean government. Frankreich Politiker Richard Ferrand von ...and more »

French prosecutor opens probe into Macron ally over business deals - Financial Times

A French public prosecutor has opened an investigation into the financial dealings of the head of Emmanuel Macron's successful presidential campaign following allegations of sleaze that risks damaging the new government's image ahead of parliamentary ...and more »

French prosecutor probes Macron ally Ferrand over deal - BBC News

A French prosecutor is investigating alleged financial misconduct by Richard Ferrand, a minister in President Emmanuel Macron's new government. Mr Ferrand's partner, Sandrine Doucen, allegedly profited from a property deal while he was head of a health ...and more »