Lille is one of the largest cities of France. It is a hotbed of smuggling and counterfeiting. The city is a stronghold of the Vory Batoukhtina but Piotr Wienskelas established a union competitor consists of minority criminal factions.
In 2071, following the blackmail by corporations in France, it gave them the complete extraterritoriality of Lille . More than half of the metroplex is now consumed by corporations (Saeder-Krupp, Regulus Joint Industries, ESUS and Zeta-ImpChem).