The Vatican's envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, is under investigation for sexual assault, a French judicial source told CNN on Feb. 15.
An ex-boxer who became a hero to some of France's "yellow vest" protesters after beating up police officers during a demonstration was convicted on Feb. 13 and given a one-year prison term.
Culture and National Identity Minister Valer-Daniel Breaz welcomed on Wednesday British Council (BC) Director Nigel Bellingham, occasion on which the two parties expressed their availability to stimulate contemporary creation through programmes such as the Creative Europe.
Facing heavy losses in May's European Parliament election, France's two traditional major parties risk becoming just bit-part players in the two biggest blocs in the chamber, Politico reported.
That, in turn, will mean fewer influential posts for lawmakers and less clout in the Parliament for one of the EU's big powers and founding members.
The ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) argues that in any EU member state, had trials been found to have been handled by illegal judicial panels or convictions to have been handed down based on illegal secret protocols, those convicted would have been immediately exonerated.