Online platform regulation: French economy ministry gets up and running

By |februar 27th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, Cedric O, Digital Agenda, digital strategy, European Commission, France, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform regulation|

While the European Commission presented its digital strategy last week, France's economy and finance ministry brought together around a hundred experts on Monday (24 February) in an attempt to sketch out ways of regulating online platforms. EURACTIV's ...

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France to Britain: No fish for finance deal

By |februar 7th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, fisheries, News|

The European Union must not give the UK concessions on access to EU financial markets in exchange for rights to fish in British waters, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday (6 February).

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Talks on digital tax with U.S. remain difficult – France’s Le Maire

By |januar 21st, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital services tax, digital tax, EU, News, US|

France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (21 January) talks with the United States on the taxation of digital companies “remained difficult” despite a pledge from the two countries to avoid a trade war until at least the end of this year.

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France and US seek compromise on digital tax in 15 days

By |januar 7th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, French digital tax, News, Phil Hogan, WTO|

France and the US will try to settle their dispute over the French digital tax in 15 days to avoid further tariffs, French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (7 January).

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France ready to take Trump’s tariff threat to WTO

By |december 9th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, Donald Trump, France, News, Paolo Gentiloni, tariffs, WTO|

France is ready to go to the World Trade Organization to challenge US President Donald Trump's threat to put tariffs on champagne and other French goods in a row over a French tax on internet companies, its finance minister said on Sunday (8 December).

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We will ‘react as one’, EU tells US over French digital tax dispute

By |december 3rd, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, Donald Trump, EU-US relations, France, French digital tax, News|

The European Commission wants to settle the latest trade dispute with the US over the French digital tax “amicably”, but warned that the bloc will “react as one” if Washington slaps tariffs on Paris.

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US vows 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax

By |december 3rd, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, Donald Trump, France, GAFA, News, Robert Lighthizer, Steven Mnuchin, tariffs|

The US government on Monday (2 November) said it may slap punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of Champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm US tech...

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French banks still fund coal despite finance minister’s plea

By |november 15th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, climate finance, coal phase-out, finance climatique, France, green bonds, News|

A year ago, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged French banks, insurers and asset managers to stop funding any mines or coal plants. Two weeks before the Climate Finance Day (28 November, Paris), a group of NGOs published a report urging them t...

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Amid Brexit and trade wars, European industry faces economic gloom

By |november 5th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, Die Welt, European industry, France, Germany, Markit, News, Olaf Scholz, Peter Altmaier, Purchasing manager's index, Spain|

The eurozone's manufacturing sector contracted for the ninth consecutive month in October, based on the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) calculated by the Markit firm. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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The report that could relaunch France’s nuclear sector

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, EDF, energy and environment, EPR, framatome, France, Jean-Martin Folz, News, nuclear power plants, report|

The former CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën published a report on the third-generation pressurised water reactor design known as EPR, detailing the weaknesses of France's nuclear sector, while giving the government and EDF reason to justify building nuclear power plants. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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