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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 reported to be the least restrictive in the world, and there is a strong legal framework for fighting corruption. The Penal Code criminalises active and passive bribery and bribery of national and foreign officials, and gifts and facilitation payments are considered criminal offences. Corruption is perceived to be a problem where business and politics overlap: Former president Jacques Chirac was found guilty of embezzlement in 2011. The procurement sector and the defence industry are the areas most affected by corruption.

March 2015
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European Commission - Corruption in France