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Posted: 6/18/2003 5:05:44 PM EDT
[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/06/19/wjoly19.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/06/1[/url] Paris court blocks book exposing corruption By Philip Delves Broughton (Filed: 19/06/2003) A Paris court last night halted publication of a book by a former investigating magistrate that claims France is institutionally corrupt. The book by Eva Joly, who uncovered political and financial corruption at the Elf oil company, is the first by a judge to have been blocked by the French courts. The court ruled that publication of Is This The World We Want To Live In? might prejudice the trial of former Elf executives, now in its third month, which has already revealed the extent of political and financial corruption in France. The court ordered that publication, intended for today, must be postponed until the trial is over. Mme Joly said she would appeal. Arnaud Montebourg, a Socialist MP, said she should be given the Legion d'Honneur rather than be attacked for her honesty. Mme Joly, 57, said the French establishment was one of the most rotten in Europe. "It is a country of networks that don't like to be challenged."
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:40:55 PM EDT
Yeah, the French system stinks. The best school in the country is a college of political science, where they train future elite bureaucrats. These bureaucrats are very corrupt and self-serving. They live off the taxes of the French, but they make sure they're paid in cash so THEIR income isn't taxed. To be one of these bureaucrats is about the most prestigious jobs in France. The French also revere the UN. My brother described this to me, they learned about the French system in his comparitive poli sci class, I was pretty appalled.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:49:15 PM EDT
...Mme Joly, 57, said the French establishment was one of the most rotten in Europe. "It is a country of networks that don't like to be challenged."
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HMMMMM sounds vaguely familiar!!
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:57:19 PM EDT
That's allright... I give her a month before a massive American publisher offers her 8 figures for the book deal.
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