French police chief orders investigation after officers hold Paris protest

French police chief orders investigation after officers hold Paris protest

The head of France’s national police force on Tuesday ordered an internal investigation after hundreds of police officers held an unauthorized protest in central Paris overnight. Angry police officers marched on the iconic Champs Elysées boulevard in the French capital after dark on Monday, complaining that they are understaffed and ill-equipped. The rebel police officers, […]

France orders Nice policing inquiry after Bastille Day attack

France orders Nice policing inquiry after Bastille Day attack

France’s government said on Thursday it was ordering an inquiry into security arrangements for the July 14 festivities in Nice, amid mounting anger at the failure to prevent a truck driver from ramming the crowd of revellers. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the national police inspectorate would lead the investigation, a week after Tunisia-born Mohamed […]

French court orders Société Générale to pay Jerome Kerviel €450,000 for unfair dismissal

French court orders Société Générale to pay Jerome Kerviel €450,000 for unfair dismissal

 A “rogue trader” who cost French bank Societe Generale billions of euros in losses won a wrongful dismissal case on Tuesday when a labour court ordered Jerome Kerviel’s former employer to pay him 450,000 euros in compensation. The court, made up of equal numbers of representatives of employers and trade unions, ruled that the bank […]