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“The countdown has been started. I am here to warn you,” France's Junior Environment Minister Sebastien Lecornu said when he visited Notre-Dame-Des-Landes in western France Saturday. He gave an ultimatum to protesters called “zadistes” to leave the area, but the squatters said they would fight until the end.
President Macron is confident that his government will win the battle of ideas behind the biggest industrial conflict of his ten-month old administration. Mr Macron pitched his rail reform squarely along the lines of ancient versus modern that won him the presidency. The unions have embraced the same ...

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that the government will not back down on its planned rail reforms after three months of rolling strikes kicked off in France on Tuesday. Major rail disruption is set to continue on Wednesday. Defending the reform of the SNCF, the prime minister said he heard ...
Paris 2024 volleyball and badminton “abnormally expensive” French Government inspectors warn. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More. Add comment. By Mike Rowbottom; Sunday, 1 April 2018 ...
More well-intentioned lawmaking is resulting in terrible legislation proposals. France is looking to Germany for guidance for the first time in a long time, thanks to its Prime Minister's desire to regulate "hate speech" on the internet. Edourd Philippe has apparently overlooked the disastrous roll out of ...
The French government unveiled a new strategic initiative today that seeks to make the country a world leader in artificial intelligence without compromising its notions of privacy and security. The outlined proposals got a lift from a series of related corporate announcements, including plans by Google's ...

A lawyer and a senior lecturer at Sciences Po, Bernard Carayon has been a prominent right-wing member of the French National Assembly for 15 years. Well aware of the challenges caused by globalization to French and European companies, Carayon has put forward the need to provide them with more ...
As the French website Madmoizelle noted, the video's widespread impact caused politicians around Europe to react. The city of Brussels, for example, decided shortly thereafter that this type of sexual harassment would be punishable by law. Last Wednesday, the French government joined Brussels by ...
The 'TGV of the Future' design is expected to feature short-wheelbase power cars and double-deck trailer cars. FRANCE: Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said that the government is to place a firm order with Alstom 'by the end of June' for 100 TGV trainsets. He was addressing a press conference on ...
The French government believes that the activities of this group will enable it to get rid of money laundering activities, tax evasion, and other criminal activities. The minister of the economy while speaking to the media earlier on this week said: “No consumer … or entrepreneur can carry out a transaction, ...
The French government is taking a different stance on ICOs than the many other governments that have cracked down on the fundraising method, with some going as far as issuing a blanket ban. Moreover, the proposal suggests installing a truly liberal optional authorization scheme, enabling companies to ...
"We have freedom of movement in the EU, and of course the German government can meet the French government without us being there," Rutte told Spiegel in an interview. "But that doesn't mean that we and other EU countries agree with everything the Germans and French agree on. We won't just nod ...
French government struggles to quell unrest as Indian Ocean island erupts over immigration ... The French government is struggling to end weeks of unrest on its Indian Ocean island of Mayotte as an influx of migrants from neighbouring islands has raised tensions and severely strained public services.
The French government is set to launch its first major sell off with Paris airports set to go under the hammer. The Local reported back in December last year that President Emmanuel Macron was planning a spring clear out with a raft of privatisations in the hope of raising more than €10 billion. The first asset ...
French government says Burkina situation 'under control'. By RFI Issued on 02-03-2018 Modified 02-03-2018 to 15:16. media Security personnel take cover as smoke billows from The Institute Francais in Ouagadougou on March 2, 2018, as the capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks targeting the French ...
Emmanuel Macron's government will on Wednesday propose toughening France's immigration and asylum laws amid vocal criticism from human rights groups in a move that will test the unity of his left-and-right majority. The bill unveiled on Wednesday will double the time for which undocumented ...
FILE - In this Oct.9 2017 file photo, a French sheep breeder demonstrates with his animals against the rising wolf attacks on sheep herds in Lyon, central France. The French government has presented Monday Feb.19, 2018 a plan to ensure wolves' survival in the country as farmers repeatedly protest ...

The "universal national service" in France, one Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, will be "mandatory," the government spokesman said Tuesday. "It will be universal, it will affect the entire age group [concerned] and it will be mandatory," said Benjamin Griveaux on France's radio stations Radio ...
French government accused of downplaying homelessness as Paris freezes. By RFI Issued on 11-02-2018 Modified 11-02-2018 to 17:07. media ... But city officials say the French government does not seem keen on the idea. The state's local representative has pulled out of the exercise, claiming that it was rushed and that ...
US online shopping giant Amazon on Monday announced it had settled a major tax claim in France and agreed to report all its French income locally in future. Amazon, one of the US tech giants accused of paying too little tax in Europe, said the deal related to a French claim for nearly 200 million euros ...
The biggest gamble I take in life — other than the one some six decades ago — is driving on America's highways. So, these last few columns on games of chance are atypical but I have to drive and some of the gambling trivia is fascinating. The first successful French lottery was created by an Italian.
Following years of delays after its first two offshore wind tenders France still has no operational wind farm off its coasts, but first factories for offshore turbines are set up, and GE recently announced it will produce its 12MW offshore flagship in the country. The French government's attempts to push down ...
media Protesters hold French and Mayotte flags as they gather on the Place de la Republique in Mamoutzou, on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte, on 13 March, 2018. Ornella Lamberti/AFP. The French government hoped on Wednesday to have brokered an end to a month of protests on its Indian ...
The French government is taking a different stance on ICOs than the many other governments that have cracked down on the fundraising method, with some going as far as issuing a blanket ban. Moreover, the proposal suggests installing a truly liberal optional authorization scheme, enabling companies to ...
The French government has promised a high-speed reform of the state-owned rail network with the use of adminstrative decrees, putting it on collision course with trade unions who are to meet to discuss strike action. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday announced that the government would ...
PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Iridium Communications said its lenders have agreed to waive multiple covenants that could have led to a loan default in the next year, freeing the company from cash worries until 2022. The deal with Bpifrance Assurance Export, France's export-credit agency ...
PARIS (Alliance News) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Monday that his government would push through planned reforms to state railway company SNCF by decree. The reforms will include changes to railway workers' status, opposed by unions, as well as moves to open regional ...
The French government unveiled new deradicalisation plans on Friday, including isolating extremists within prisons and opening centres dedicated to reintegrating former radicals into society. France is experimenting with new ways of halting the drift towards extremism for young people growing up on the ...
PARIS — Launch-service provider Arianespace on Feb. 23 said its heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket would return to flight in March following an independent board of inquiry's assessment of why the vehicle's Jan. 25 flight went badly off course. As of late Feb. 23, the European Space Agency, which established the ...
FILE - In this Dec.21, 2017 file photo, migrants queue outside a facility to apply for asylum, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron's government presents its first big immigration bill at Cabinet meeting Wednesday Feb.21, 2018. The government says the bill aims at accelerating expulsion of people ...
THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe, conducted the first meetings on February 19 to discuss the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) following the submission to him on February 15 of a report on the future of rail transport by a commission led by former Air France-KLM chairman Mr ...
FILE - In this Oct.9 2017 file photo, a French sheep breeder demonstrates with his animals against the rising wolf attacks on sheep herds in Lyon, central France. The French government has presented Monday Feb.19, 2018 a plan to ensure wolves' survival in the country as farmers repeatedly protest ...
(JTA) — The French government returned three paintings to the heirs of a Jewish couple who sold them under duress as they fled the Nazis. The 16th-century oil paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir were handed over Monday in Paris to the descendants of Herta and Henry Bromberg at the ...
"There has been a lag between elements given to inspection services and the self-checks that we have been able to recover as part of the crisis," the head of the French government's food department, Patrick Dehaumont, told a Senate commission. "Salmonella Agona had been found in 2009, 2014, one on ...
The "universal national service" in France, one Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, will be "mandatory," the government spokesman said Tuesday. "It will be universal, it will affect the entire age group [concerned] and it will be mandatory," said Benjamin Griveaux on France's radio stations Radio ...
French government accused of downplaying homelessness as Paris freezes. By RFI Issued on 11-02-2018 Modified 11-02-2018 to 17:07. media ... But city officials say the French government does not seem keen on the idea. The state's local representative has pulled out of the exercise, claiming that it was rushed and that ...
US online shopping giant Amazon on Monday announced it had settled a major tax claim in France and agreed to report all its French income locally in future. Amazon, one of the US tech giants accused of paying too little tax in Europe, said the deal related to a French claim for nearly 200 million euros ...
The biggest gamble I take in life — other than the one some six decades ago — is driving on America's highways. So, these last few columns on games of chance are atypical but I have to drive and some of the gambling trivia is fascinating. The first successful French lottery was created by an Italian.
The French government is currently pushing back against steep discounting. It wants to see discounts limited to 34% of the wholesale price, and Agriculture and Food Minister Stephane Travert has also come out against “two for the price of one” promotions, in order to “give value back to products.”.
Members of the French government on Sunday rallied around Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin, a rising star in President Emmanuel Macron's team who has been accused of rape in a case dating back nearly a decade. On Saturday, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed that it had reopened an ...
Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Philippe Wahl, CEO of Le Groupe La Poste, have signed a Public Service Agreement between the State and La Poste for 2018-2022 – and La Poste said the new agreement includes a number of “innovations”.
France's government is ready to back Stephane Richard for a third term at the helm of Orange, when he seeks re-election later this year, said finance minister Bruno Le Maire during a radio interview. However, Le Maire also clarified that Richard would have to resign from his position if he is convicted in the ...
In the summer of 2014 on the beach in Galveston, the sargassum seaweed dominated the landscape. “It was a nuisance, it stunk. It drove tourists away,” said Gil Rowe, a professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The sargassum that showed up in Galveston has perplexed researchers ever since it ...
The one-year programme by the French government helps to attract gifted and ambitious individuals from all around the world to set up and develop their startup in France. The programme offers end-to-end support on the journey from early stage startups to successful businesses, be it financial support and training or first ...
The wives and children of French extremists captured by Kurdish forces in Syria have filed a legal complaint against French authorities for refusing to repatriate them, their lawyers announced Wednesday. The lawyers argue that France has a duty to repatriate its citizens. "These women who went out there ...
AS A boy, Antoine Hubert used to catch butterflies. These days, the agro-engineer has eyes only for meal worms. In a demonstration factory near Dole in eastern France, he shows how trayfuls of plump, half-grown worms are fed, left to grow in a darkened dormitory, and then—after two ...
France's government said Wednesday it was shelving plans to build a new airport in the west of the country, ending a dispute that has prompted nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. In an avidly awaited announcement in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the "stiff opposition" made it ...
The French government has been blasted over plans to reduce the speed limit on France's secondary road network by 10 kph (6 mph). The new regulations, which are intended to cut France's climbing road death figures, will see the limits on two-way roads outside towns and cities fall from 90 kph (56 mph) ...
The French government has been blasted over plans to reduce the speed limit on France's secondary road network by 10kph (6mph). The new regulations, which are intended to cut France's climbing road death figures, will see the limits on two-way roads outside towns and cities fall from 90kph (56mph) to ...
The French government has announced a series of measures aimed at cutting rising road deaths and ridding drivers of certain bad habits. ... The French government also announced a crack down on the use of cellphones while driving, an infraction that currently results in a 135-euro fine ($160) and the ...


 

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