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Grenoble water : Corruption Case


In Grenoble, France in 1996, the mayor and an executive of Lyonnaise des Eaux , were together convicted of respectively accepting and paying bribes in the context of the letting of Grenoble�s concession to run its water supply and sewerage. In 1989, the City Council�s awarded a 25-year long water supply and sanitation contract to COGESE (Compagnie de Gestion des Eaux du Sud-Est), a Suez-Lyonnaise subsidiary, in spite of strong opposition led by the ecologist party ADES (Association D�mocratie Ecologie Solidarit� ) and the trade unions (CGT and CFDT).

A case study of Grenoble has been compiled by Emanuele Lobina of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and is available at the PSIRU web site as www.psiru.org has a wealth of information on this and other privatisation case studies.


The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
Various [4/19/1996] 'CONVICTED FRENCH EX- MINISTER TO KEEP REGIONAL JOB:' [Source ID = 491]

Reuter News Service - Western Europe Reuter Textline (Q2:34) [3/18/1996] 'Grenoble Renegotiates Corrupt Water Contract' by Reuters [Source ID = 1102]

ADES web site [3/20/2000] 'Eau de Grenoble : le retour aux sources !' by ADES: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 4400]

Le Monde (page 3) [3/19/1996] '' by Claude Francillon: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5746]

Financial Times [3/19/1996] '' by David Buchan: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5747]

Briefing FT Bus Rep: Energy (Q1:47) [10/4/1995] ' Audit court urges review of Grenoble water management:' by Financial Times: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5748]

Financial Times [1/30/1996] 'Lyonnaise executive arrested' by ANDREW JACK: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5774]

Financial Times [11/17/1995] 'Ex-minister is jailed in France: Carignon guilty of corruption:' by ANDREW JACK: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5775]

REUTER NEWS SERVICE - WESTERN EUROPE [11/16/1995] 'FRENCH COURT JAILS EX-MINISTER CARIGNON FOR SLEAZE:' by HERVE PIOCHET: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5776]

Water Briefing Financial Times [11/15/1995] 'Decision imminent on Grenoble's contract with Lyonnaiser' : http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5777]

Financial Times [10/7/1995] 'French trial shines light on murky politics' by ANDREW JACK: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5778]

REUTER NEWS SERVICE - WESTERN EUROPE [10/2/1995] 'FRENCH CITY SEEKS HUGE CORRUPTION DAMAGES:' by HERVE PIOCHET: http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5779]

REUTER NEWS SERVICE [1/24/1995] 'LYONNAISE OFFICIAL PROBED FOR CORRUPTION' : http://www.france-asso.com/ades/dossiers/eau/index.html [Source ID = 5780]


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