Revelations of fraud from Jérôme Lavrilleux, Nicolas Sarkozy's former campaigner turned MEP, have sparked controversy within the UMP. The future of the newly elected legislator is now uncertain. EurActiv France reports .
On the eve of the EU elections, France’s main opposition party, the UMP, lashed out at the Schengen agreement. Nicolas Sarkozy resurfaced and echoed this sentiment in an opinion piece published by the French weekly Le Point. EurActiv France reports .
France's centre-right UMP presented its platform, along with several candidates, for the European elections last week. But the leading opposition faction is divided, as debate on Europe rages within the party, and its programme refers to an exit of the Schengen area. EurActiv France reports .
20 European channels will broadcast the debate between candidates for the presidency of the European Commission on 15 May. However, France Télévisions has decided to not air the debate. EurActiv France reports .
The French Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, published a book titled Se reposer ou être libre (to rest or to be free) on 17 April. He spoke with EurActiv about reforming the European banking system.