In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy continues to support the creation of a Palestinian state, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said after a meeting at the Elysee Palace, Agence France-Presse said.
French radio station operator NRJ Group increased advertising rates by 30 percent over the past year and aims to raise its domestic market share to 13 percent from 11.7 percent, Le Figaro said, citing Chief Executive Jean- Paul Baudecroux.
French voters were given two choices in the election yesterday, each printed in block letters on a quarter sheet of off-white paper. So some came prepared, with blank sheets, extra lipstick and glue to express themselves in ways modern computer voting doesn’t allow.