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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US economist Rifkin: ‘Budgetary rules should not apply to green investments’

By |december 4th, 2019|climate goals, COP 25, France, green deal, Green finance, Interview, investissement vert, Jeremy Rifkin, News, phasing out fossil fuels|

While visiting Paris, American economist Jeremy Rifkin talked to EURACTIV France about his hopes for the new European Commission's Green Deal, while calling for a climate narrative that inspires real change across society.

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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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Goulard’s indictment confirms EU Parliament doubts

By |december 3rd, 2019|commissioner hearings, Emmanuel Macron, European Parliament, France, internal market and defence portfolio, New Commission, News, Sylvie Goulard, Thierry Breton|

France's first pick for the EU Commissioner post, Sylvie Goulard, has been indicted by the Court of Paris for embezzlement of funds in the employment of EU parliamentary assistants, raising questions about French President Emmanuel Macron defending her...

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Green finance sector expected to discuss issue of climate justice at COP25

By |december 2nd, 2019|climate justice, coal, COP25 Madrid, fossil fuels, France, Green finance, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

Just before the COP25, which will take place in Madrid from 2-13 December, France's leading financial institutions discussed the issue of climate justice and corporate social responsibility at the Climate Finance Day, which took place in Paris on 29 No...

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Spooked by internal feuds, NATO summit threatens to go down in disarray

By |december 2nd, 2019|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, France, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, United States|

NATO leaders descend on London this week to mark the Alliance's seventy years of existence and attempt to mend the widening cracks in the Western military pact. But as the celebration could easily turn into a family feud, here are a couple of issues to...

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European Space Agency gets astronomical budget

By |november 29th, 2019|ESA, France, NASA, News, Space, Thierry Breton|

The European Space Agency (ESA) will invest €14.4 billion up to 2022, in what is a record budget for space exploration, after the agency’s 22 member states came to an agreement on Thursday (28 November).

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French insurer AXA vows to stop insuring fossil fuel-dependant companies

By |november 28th, 2019|Axa, coal phase-out, France, Germany, Green finance, insurance company, News|

The French insurance company AXA has announced its own plan to help phase out coal production in Europe by 2030, under which it would no longer be insuring companies that are too dependent on fossil fuels. According to NGOs, this plan has "no blind spo...

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French farmers clog highways to protest at ‘agri-bashing’

By |november 28th, 2019|France, french farmers, glyphosate, News|

French farmers angered by government policies that they say threaten their livelihoods drove convoys of tractors into Paris on Wednesday, obstructing commuter traffic and adding to the social unrest facing President Emmanuel Macron.

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