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Politics Francois Hollande

  • *France drops 2025 target for reducing share of nuclear. *Greenpeace says Hulot giving in to nuclear lobby. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Tuesday it was not realistic to cut nuclear energy's share of electricity production to 50 percent by 2025 from 75 percent now and that doing so in a hurry would increase France's CO2 emissions, endanger the...

  • *Greenpeace says Hulot giving in to nuclear lobby. PARIS, Nov 7- President Emmanuel Macron's government on Tuesday postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in France's electricity generation. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said it was not realistic to cut nuclear energy's share in the power mix to 50 percent by 2025 from 75...

  • PARIS, Nov 7- President Emmanuel Macron's government on Tuesday postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in France's electricity generation. "We will reduce the share of nuclear in the mix as soon as possible," he said, adding that doing so in a hurry would increase France's CO2 emissions and could endanger the security of power supply and...

  • PARIS, Oct 31- Airbus said on Tuesday it had uncovered inaccuracies in its filings to U.S. regulators over arms technology sales, drawing the United States for the first time into a scandal over alleged misconduct at Europe's largest aerospace firm. Airbus also warned about potentially significant fines resulting from existing bribery investigations in...

  • PARIS, Oct 31- The French economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2011 in the third quarter, boosted by an acceleration in consumer spending and robust investment, giving President Emmanuel Macron momentum to push through his reform agenda. His government's annual growth target of 1.7 percent now looks likely to be surpassed, making his plan to cut France's...

  • *London bankers at French houses prepare for life in Paris. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 9- While most London- based bankers are brushing up on their German to prepare for a move to Frankfurt post-Brexit, senior staff at French investment banks expect to say "Oui" to government pressure to bring jobs home to Paris. Although French banks have been wavering about their plans, the...

  • PARIS, Sept 19- The French Socialist Party plans to put its headquarters in Paris up for sale, the party said on Tuesday, as it tries to reinvent itself after a poor performance in elections earlier this year. The sale of the Paris mansion, acquired in 1980, will be used in part to cover the shortfall. The number of Socialist seats in the 577- seat assembly plummeted...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to past...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to past...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts to...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour regulations. Sounding a call to the working class,...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor regulations. Sounding a call to the working class, Philippe...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalize the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. Both Fincantieri Chief Executive Giuseppe Bono and...