The report about the ski instructor/photographer being arrested is very interesting given the ESF's protectionist position, ActivExperiences claim the reporting is with a English bias, really!
If the ESF had it their way no British ski schools would be allowed in France, they have made it very tough to run one in there country.
Also your claim that is European law that instructors need to complete the euro test is wrong, this test was instigated by the ESF to protect their business and is a FIS race level that the French require instructors in France to have to instruct(What is Ski racing to with instructing tourists/social skiers, Race coaching should be a separate qualification) and is part of the BASI 3 Qualifications in the UK but not required to actually work in europe, also they require you must be a ISTD(BASI 4 which will cost £10K or more) as well when every other country in Europe the level to teach on the mountain is BASI 2(Swiss -Level BASI 1).
In the rest of the world BASI 1/ 2 is accepted as the minimum standard, I know many fellow instructors who teach in Aus/NZ/Japan/US/Can and many European ones, France is the only one to have these protectionist rules in place.
The poor guy with the camera even if he was wearing a ski school uniform could have been a trainee which is allowed if there was a fully qualified instructor present, is called shadowing and you are required to do this to gain your qualifications.
If he was instructing as they claim, then if it breaks the rules in France he should be dealt with as unqualified people on the mountain are dangerous but so are qualified one, as in the regular French ski guides/instructors who get killed or kill people they are leading!
If this Protectionist thinking carries on there will be a lot of business lost to France, as already many companies are already increasing their reservations of accommodation in other Euro resorts, and looking at other new areas like Russia and the like.
The French are cutting their nose off to spite their face, the money lost could be in the Billions of Euro's and resort towns would die and lift companies going out of business, as the margins are tough in the current climate.