French President Emmanuel Macron has struggled to restore peace with yellow vest protesters and shake off accusations of elitism for months. Ahead of the 14 July, he received a new blow as the French media reported that current Environment Minister Francois de Rugy might have fancied a “Maria Antoinette” lifestyle at the public’s expense.
Environment Minister Francois de Rugy has come under fire after investigative website Mediapart published a series of reports suggesting that he exploited public funds for luxurious dinners and the lavish refurbishment of an official residence when he served as parliament’s speaker.

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