#7068107 at 2019-07-17 16:57:25 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9044: KellyAnne You Magnificent Negro Edition
French minister quits after claims he billed taxpayer for private lobster dinners FrancoisdeRugy says Mediapart attacked him on basis of 'stolen photos and rumours'
France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence.
In a posting on his Facebook page, FrancoisdeRugy said he had handed his resignation to prime minister Edouard Philippe because the "effort required to fight the accusations" was undermining his ability to do his job.
#7067033 at 2019-07-17 13:35:32 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9042: Dividers Will Fail Edition
>>7066548, >>7066551, >>7066553 Resignations Update parts 1, 2 and 3
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>>7066576, >>7066971 80's Franklin Boys DC Sex Scandal, peddled client data to foreign agents
>>7066611 Ilhan Omar's Father & Other Somalian War Criminals Living Illegally in the US
>>7066697 'C'mon Donald!' Joe Biden challenges Trump to PUSH UP competition
>>7066764 At least 1,000 Jews, immigrants, and activists protested outside ICE HQ in DC
>>7066776, >>7066944, >>7066802 Israel's Ehud Barak hides face into Epstein's NYC townhouse w/thots
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>>7066783, >>7066795 Sudan's military, protesters sign political accord to share power
>>7066800, >>7066849 Christine Lagarde resigns IMF, criminally charged for gov. payout
>>7066823, >>7066827 French Environment Minister François deRugy resigns bc spending scandal
>>7066912, >>7066932, >>7066932 (((Bette Midler))) twats Bill Barr Bad bc he & dad "knew Epstein"
>>7066969, >>7066972 Ms. Midler has issued apologies for being mouthy (but free speech tho)
>>7066847 Phil Collins made a weird afterparty comment on 'Savile & Starr on Frank Bruno'
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#7066823 at 2019-07-17 11:37:59 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9042: Dividers Will Fail Edition
What was the money spent on ?
French Environment Minister François deRugy, at the centre of a controversy over lavish spending, announced his resignation on Tuesday but lashed out at what he claimed was a "media lynching".
#7061910 at 2019-07-16 22:56:57 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9036: SHADILAY!
Lobsters & wine? French environment minister steps down over embarrassing report on 'lavish feasts'
The French environment minister has announced his resignation after a media report claimed he financed luxurious dinners from the public till, served with $600 bottles of wine. The former minister is responding with a libel suit.
François deRugy, Minister for Ecological and Solidary Transition, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, denying the report and stating he and his family were victims of "media lynching" and "attacks."
"The attacks and the media lynching that my family is undergoing today lead me to take the necessary distance," the minister wrote in his statement, adding "I am not able to assume serenely and effectively the mission entrusted to me by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister."
deRugy is the fourth minister to resign since French President Emmanuel Macron took office in 2017; his portfolio will be passed to Jack Azoulay, the outgoing minister's recently-appointed chief of staff.
The resignation comes after a report from French news outlet Mediapart revealing that, between 2017 and 2018, the minister spent large sums of taxpayers' money on over a dozen "sumptuous feasts with friends," including on pricey lobster entrees and ?550 ($617) bottles of wine.
#6315349 at 2019-04-26 02:25:17 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8076: War-Like Posture Edition
Hundreds of dead dolphins wash up on French coast
A record number of dead dolphins have washed up on France's Atlantic coast in recent months after being caught in fishing nets, the Pelagis observatory said Thursday.
"We've had around 1,200 small cetaceans along the coast" of the Bay of Biscay, of which more than 90 percent were common dolphins, biologist Olivier Van Canneyt told AFP.
The observatory he works for said the number of dead dolphins had set a record each year since 2017, and warned that the species could be wiped out in the area.
"There were two peaks in mid-February and mid-March linked to currents that are stronger at that time owing to low-pressure conditions," noted Van Canneyt, a specialist in sea mammels and birds.
The observatory said that around 85 perecent of the dolphin carcasses that could be examined bore traces of accidental capture, while noting that almost three times as many dead dolphins had likely not even reached the coast.
Dolphins and porpoises can be caught in fishing nets and suffocated when they hunt for sea bass and whiting at the same time as fishing fleets, especially during winter months in the region.
The number of dolphins that wash up on the coast has increased this year despite efforts by the observatory to warn the mammals of a human presence by using acoustic "pingers".
Environment Minister FrancoisdeRugy said in March that he would unveil a plan to limit such deaths "by the end of the year".
#4109808 at 2018-12-02 05:14:59 (UTC+1) Q Research General #5231: We, The PEOPLE Edition
French PM Skips Climate Mtg Due to Riots; Updated Riot Timeline
PARIS (AP) - (all times local): 10:15 p.m.
France's prime minister has cancelled a planned trip to a major environmental conference in Poland on Sunday in the wake of his country's worst urban violence in more than a decade.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's office said he will send the environment minister, FrancoisdeRugy, in his place to the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland.
The cancellation came after violent "yellow jacket" protests engulfed Paris, with protesters tagging the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti, overturning and torching cars and ransacking stores. Protesters are angry over rising taxes.
Anons, looking for leads that focus on French dissatisfaction with more than just the fuel tax…..
#4086344 at 2018-11-30 18:30:41 (UTC+1) Q Research General #5201: Johnnie Cochran's 'Deep Fake' Defense Edition
Yellow Vest protests spread to Brussels as working class Europeans rise up
Protests in Brussels of yellow vest protesters are getting out of hand as police cars and streets are ravaged by angry working class Europeans.
According to Belgian newspaper HLN, police try to control a group of rioters in Brussels near "Kunst-Wet". Tear gass and water cannons are used on them.
Images from Brussels show that several police vehicles are on fire and that some streets are filled with groups of yellow vest protesters.
Some groups have even reached the Prime Minister's house which resulted in clashes between the riot police and yellow vests.
The protests have spread from France into Belgium a week ago and are growing quickly. Last week the target of the protests against fuel prices and tax included the big Total petrochemicals plant at Feluy in Wallonia, Belgium.
In France, Macron's suggestions to stop the protests were rejected and the Yellow Vest leaders have called for new protests on Saturday.
"People feel like their opinion doesn't count, that's the message that's being sent," Priscilla Ludosky, one of two Yellow Vest representatives who met with Ecology Minister François deRugy on Tuesday.
Whilst Macron is losing support rapidly, the Yellow Vests are increasing in public support. OpinionWay published a report on Wednesday that 66 per cent back the protests with 78 per cent saying Macron's proposals were 'insufficient'.
IMO this is non-organic and designed to set up civil war, get the actual Europeans activated before sending the Muslim hoards so they can slaughter each other
#4005971 at 2018-11-23 20:30:33 (UTC+1) Q Research General #5097: Preet Bharara and The Vanderbilts Edition
France is preparing for another wave of 'yellow vest' protests on Saturday, as protesters' anger over rising fuel prices shows no sign of dying down.
For a week, protesters clad in fluorescent yellow jackets have blocked highways across France with burning barricades and convoys of slow-moving trucks, obstructing access to fuel depots, shopping centres and some factories.
The unrest is a dilemma for Macron who casts himself as a champion in the fight against climate change and wants the French to switch to greener energies. He has been derided as out of touch with common folk and is fighting a slump in popularity.
Now he faces upsetting businesses with a warning from retailers that the protests are damaging trade and could harm the economy.
Retailers' daily revenue fell 35 percent last Saturday, the first day of the so-called "yellow vest" protests, when nearly 300,000 people took part.
"We have a real problem as some stores have been closed for a week now because of the blockades," said Jacques Creyssel, head of the French Retail Federation (FCD). "One week without revenue is dramatic for a company."
The FCD represents retailers including Carrefour, Casino and Fnac Darty, for whom Black Friday, a now annual event imported from the United States on
the day when retailers traditionally begin turning a profit, marks the start of the Christmas shopping season.
"It's a crucial time for retailers. If retailers cannot work and customers cannot shop, it's bound to have a major impact on employment," said Creyssel.
The protests will enter a second week on Saturday with police braced for confrontations with violent fringe elements though the overall number of protesters has fallen sharply.
Tourism is also being affected. The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday because of the planned protests, its operator said.
And the disruption has spread to carmaker PSA Group, which was forced to temporarily halt two production lines on Wednesday at its Sochaux plant, where it assembles Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, because of problems getting supplies delivered.
'Gentle touch needed'
The government has sought to calm the uprising by earmarking 500 million euros to double a 2,000 euro bonus granted to motorists on low incomes who change old-model cars for cleaner ones.
But it wasn't enough. The "yellow vests" demand the government reverse fuel tax hikes which, combined with higher global oil prices, have led to a roughly 20 percent rise in the pump price of diesel in the last year. Diesel now retails at about 1.50 euros ($1.70) per litre in the Greater Paris region.
Macron's decision to dig in his heels is showing signs of upsetting the young, centrist En Marche party. There is simmering dissatisfaction, in particular among left-leaning lawmakers, over policies perceived as favouring the rich.
"It we want France to change its course, it requires a gentle touch and flexibility," said En Marche legislator Patrick Vignal. "And my government is showing neither."
Matthieu Orphelin, an En Marche MP who wants Macron to move faster on clean energy, said: "To be heard, you first have to listen. We need to get out there, get shouted out and reply to their anger in concrete terms."
Diesel tax opponents argue that the government lacks a clear vision on switching to more environmentally-friendly energy sources, citing foot-dragging by Macron on reducing France's reliance on nuclear power.
The president and his ecology minister will on Tuesday lay out their blueprint for an "energy transition", including a timeline for reducing France's reliance on nuclear, which currently delivers about 75 percent of French power.
"We're working more to a target of 50 percent nuclear by 2035," Ecology Minister FrancoisdeRugy said on Thursday.