Nicolas Sarkozy

France Prepares to Make French Main EU Language

The government of Emmanuel Macron is preparing plans to replace French as the official "working language" of the EU when France takes over the presidency of the EU Council in January 2022, a diplomat was quoted as saying by Politico. Paris sees its first post-Brexit leadership in the union as an opportunity to push its native language for the lingua franca of Brussels.

Sarkozy convicted

He will go to prison for a year with two suspended sentences.
The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted because he tried to illegally find out information about legal proceedings taken against him by a senior judge in 2014, AP reports.

French Preasident Sarkozy Sentenced to Jail for Corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced to three years in jail - two of them suspended - for corruption.

Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party.

Hungary’s Populist PM Seen Back on the Offensive in 2020

"There is a strong view inside the upper circles of the governing party that if they do not change the line, they may fail in 2022," Gabor Torok, a leading political analyst, told Nepszava daily.

Fidesz has already lured back Orban's longtime spin doctor, Arpad Habony, from his London retreat — to lead a new political offensive and demolish the opposition for good, insiders say.

Nicolas Sarkozy to Face Trial for Corruption and Influence Peddling

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sent to trial for corruption and influence peddling, The Guardian writes.
The case centres over phone calls Sarkozy allegedly made to a senior judge who was investigating claims that his 2007 presidential campaign was illegally funded.