France to launch inquiry into ex-PM, ministers over coronavirus

Update France to launch inquiry into ex-PM, ministers over coronavirus
Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe gives a speech during the handover ceremony at the Matignon Hotel in Paris on July 3, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 03 July 2020

France to launch inquiry into ex-PM, ministers over coronavirus

France to launch inquiry into ex-PM, ministers over coronavirus

PARIS: A French court is opening an inquiry into former prime minister Edouard Philippe and two other ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis, a prosecutor said Friday.
The inquiry, which is being opened after nine complaints filed against the ministers were deemed admissible, will be led by the Law Court of the Republic (CJR), which deals with claims of ministerial misconduct, said senior public prosecutor Francois Molins.
Along with Philippe, who was replaced Friday, the ministers under investigation are former health minister Agnes Buzyn, who stepped down in February, and her successor Olivier Veran, he said.