the ministry of Culture has denied and reimbursed a sponsorship of € 200,000 of the cement company Lafarge in connection with the financing of the modernization of the Musée national du moyen-Age, Cluny, Paris. Questioned by AFP, the Directorate general of Heritage, one of the directions of the ministry of Culture, said that “this sponsorship, paid in 2015, was repaid in 2018”, confirming information of Carenews, a website specialized in the news of the sponsorship and philanthropy. The Directorate general of Heritage, however, has not wanted to comment on this decision.
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world Leader in building materials, Lafarge SA, the owner of Lafarge Cement Syria (LCS), is believed to have paid in 2013 and 2014, through the subsidiary, nearly 13 million euros to groups of jihadists, including the islamic State (EI), in order to maintain the activity of its site in Syria, while the country was sinking in the war. In the framework of a judicial investigation initiated in June 2017 after complaints from humanitarian organizations, Lafarge has been in consideration as the corporation for “financing of terrorism” and “aiding and abetting crimes against humanity” in Syria. The Paris court of appeal will rule on October 24, on the validity of this review
In march 2017, the Paris city Hall has decided his side to put an end to its partnership with the Lafarge group for the supply of sand for Paris-Plage. The Council of Paris remonstrated with Lafarge to “collaborate on the project negative effects,” the wall course by Donald Trump between the United States and Mexico, while pointing the finger at the indirect financing by the company of the group islamic State in Syria. Since 2016, the Cluny museum has committed to an extensive modernization project. The national museum of the Middle Ages has re-opened partially in July 2018.