A major supplier of electronic surveillance equipment for monitoring suspected jihadists embarrassed the French government on Thursday by claiming it is owed €8 million (nearly £6 million) in unpaid bills.

In an open letter to the prime minister, the head of Elektron questioned how the government could fulfil its promises of heightened security and increased surveillance in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks last month given that it has failed to pay for earlier wire-tapping and bugging operations.

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  1. I don’t know if it’s still the case, but for a while Total Nigeria (Downstream) was refusing to sell lubricants and fuel to Total Nigeria (Upstream) because it hadn’t paid its bills in years.

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