Agreement between Airbus and the PNF after suspicions of corruption in Libya and Kazakhstan

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PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus announced on Thursday that it had concluded a legal agreement in the public interest (CJIP) with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) under which the group avoided criminal prosecution for suspected corruption in Libya and Kazakhstan.

The CJIP is now subject to court approval, Airbus said.

In the event of validation, a judge will then set the amount of the fine that the European aircraft manufacturer will have to pay for the abandonment of the charges.

Airbus confirmed at the end of October that it was negotiating a CJIP with the authorities after suspicions of the payment of bribes in connection with past transactions in Libya and Kazakhstan.

(Written by Laetitia Volga, edited by Sophie Louet and Blandine Hénault)

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