Belgian, Albert Frer e is one of those capitalist tycoons that only the 20 th century was created. Must shareholder of several companies in the CAC40 including Total, M6, Suez, but whose leader is LVMH Bernard Arnault. Albert Frère and Nicolas Sarkozy have known since the 80s, at the time the second was mayor of Neuilly . "The Trends Trends magazine comes to detail the intimate links between Brother to Sarkozy. They date back two decades, when the French president was only the mayor of Neuilly. This had lunch several times Gerpinnes next to Charleroi, where Brother home and the headquarters of his holding NOC. Not surprising when you know the mania one to surround himself with big bosses, like that of other caring relationships with politicians. "Nicolas Sarkozy regularly gathers reviews of Brother Albert" already recounted Le Monde in 2001, "says the website .
Nicolas Sarkozy with Baron Brother does not win a Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor that President hands him privately in 2008 Just as it will for Paul Desmarais Senior that year. The Grand Cross is the highest award of the French republic, automatically attributed to presidents and having honored 150 people since its inception in 1805 This is not the first time that a foreigner receives before him Haile Selassie, Lech Walesa, Vladimir Putin or Vaclav Havel have received.
He also wins the merger between GDF and Suez which he became vice-president. Even on the occasion of the opening of the capital of the public energy company, the finance minister at the time, Nicolas Sarkozy, swore and vowed that the company would never privatized. In France and Belgium, two complaints were filed by Jean-Marie Kuhn, a minority shareholder of various companies of Albert Frère. "On December 24, 2007, Jean-Marie Kuhn filed a complaint against France and against Albert Frère X" illegal taking of interest "," fraud "and" breach of trust ". The complaint no further action on 15 January 2008 A rare haste, "wrote news site Eco89 about these complaints concerned the acquisition of participations Albert Frère via its holding companies or companies of which he is the Quick shareholder in Eiffage and Caisse des Depots et Consignations, the financial arm of the state and takes major decisions directly to the Elysee .