VIDEO – According to The chained duck, the former patron of Actes Sud has increased the Paris building of its publishing house by 150 m2 in 1997 and 2012, without requesting permission from the urban planning department of the Mairie de Paris.
Did the Minister of Culture enter into illegal developments in 1997 and from 2012 before it became a member of the government when it ran Actes Sud Publishing House? The Paris Public Prosecution Service opened a preliminary investigation on Thursday to answer this question and to determine whether this work complies with the Urban Development Code.
According to information published Wednesday in The chained duckFrançoise Nyssen had the Paris building of her publishing house expanded by 150 m2, without requesting permission from the urban planning department of the Mairie de Paris. However, a building permit is required from an extension of 20 m2.
The architect of the Buildings of France and of the Historic Monuments are also not asked, according to the weekly, while the mansion, located in the prestigious Quartier Latin, is registered in the inventory of the Historic Monuments. This would be a violation of the Heritage Code.
The works, which mainly included the installation of mezzanines and stairs in high ceilings, should also have been reported to the tax authorities. The lack of a statement gave the minister the opportunity to realize substantial savings, according to The chained duck.
Two avoided taxes
The real estate company (SCI) Séguier, founded to buy the building and managed by Françoise Nyssen until his arrival in the Culture, in May 2017, would have freed himself from "one third of the land subscription of companies", each paid year and two taxes demanded from the owners of offices in Île-de-France. What would be exempt from paying at least 50,000 euros in total for the first tax, and about 2500 euros a year for the second.
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"No company is above the law The announcement by Actes Sud to regularize (the situation) is obvious", said Françoise Nyssen Thursday. As cultural heritage minister of Culture she declared herself very attached to "her (conservation)". The publishing company Actes Sud, number 10 of the edition in France according to Hebdo books, in turn, stressed that it would "take the steps that would be necessary" to regularize the situation and that it "will provide all necessary explanations for the proper conduct of the investigation".
Parallel to the legal component, opposition politicians seized these revelations. Republican spokesman (LR), Laurence Sailliet, interviewed Friday about France Info, the case "contributes to the others and that's a lot." "Benalla, Kohler and now Nyssen. […] Is the law still the same for everyone in Macronie? ", Asked Bastien Lachaud, MP France insubordinate (LFI)." Nobody stands above the law, neither ministers nor anyone in our country, "said Benjamin Griveaux, the government spokesman, on Wednesday, according to the rule of the executive. a minister in the government until he is charged.
Last June The chained duck had refused the extension in 2011 of the headquarters of Éditions Actes Sud in the classified center of Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) without permission. The minister and her husband, Jean-Paul Capitani, now the boss of Actes Sud, had regularized the situation in May 2017.
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