Tuesday, 21 March 2017

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

France's Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned over a "fake jobs" row involving work he gave his daughters when they were teenagers.

Mr Le Roux told a news conference that he felt it was his "responsibility", but denied wrongdoing.

It is alleged that his daughters were being paid for work while involved in other activities.

The Socialist minister has repeatedly insisted that the summer jobs were legitimate.

French President Francois Hollande said he had accepted Mr Le Roux's resignation and named Trade Minister Matthias Fekl as his successor.
Mr Le Roux, 51, said he did not want the investigation into the contracts linked to his daughters to "undermine the work of the government".

BBC   News.