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Business Corruption in France

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Corruption does not hinder business in France. The country's investment climate is very favourable, and there exists a strong legal framework to counter corruption. Corruption is perceived to be a problem where business and politics overlap. Public procurement is the sector most affected by corruption. Cases involving illegal political funding have tainted the careers of several high-ranking French politicians. The Penal Code (in French) criminalises active and passive bribery and bribery of national and foreign officials, and gifts and facilitation payments are criminal offences. Demands for irregular payments are very unlikely to occur in France. 

December 2015
GAN Integrity Solutions

European Commission - Corruption in France