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The PNF opens two investigations into the role of consulting firms in the electoral campaigns of 2017 and 2022
The last two presidential elections are in the sights of justice. The National Financial Prosecutor's Office opened two judicial inquiries at the end of October, one “on the conditions of intervention of consulting firms in the electoral campaigns of 2017 and 2022”, the other on suspicions of “favouritism” concerning them, indicated Thursday the financial public prosecutor Jean-Fran & ccedil;ois Bohnert in a press release. During the last presidential campaign, a report from the Senate prompted heated discussions on the use of public funds and the opposition had demanded an investigation into possible majority patronage; macronist for the benefit of the consulting firm McKinsey. After an article in Le Parisien entitled; “McKinsey case: Emmanuel Macron targeted by an investigation for illegal campaign finance,” the PNF on Thursday released a press release to “clarify the situation of different criminal proceedings” initiated after the Senate report as well as various complaints and reports.
Borne and Scholz want to tune their violins on behalf of Europe
Elisabeth Borne and Olaf Scholz meet at; Berlin on Friday to tune the French and German violins in the name of Europe and to make people forget their dissonances on defense and energy, amplified by the war in Ukraine. The French Prime Minister and the German Chancellor want to give “a new impetus” in tandem, the engine of European construction, like Emmanuel Macron and Mr. Scholz on October 26 at Paris. Elisabeth Borne will also meet Robert Habeck, Vice-Chancellor in charge of the Economy and the Climate, received on Tuesday at Paris. Paris in a rather unprecedented way by the French president, who also spoke with the German Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock. With the Russian offensive in Ukraine and the energy crisis it has generated, “we need Europe more than ever,” Prime Minister.
kyiv is working to restore power to millions of Ukrainians plunged into darkness
Ukraine was getting down to work on Friday. repair energy infrastructure, damaged by massive Russian strikes, and resupply millions of Ukrainians without heating and without light when winter is setting in. Ukraine’s energy system is on the brink of collapse and millions of people have suffered emergency power cuts in recent weeks. President Volodymyr Zelensky considered that Moscow's new strategy aimed at plunging Ukraine into darkness would not weaken his country’s resolve. “It’s a war of strength, of resilience, it’s about who is the strongest,” this Friday.