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  1. March 16, 2012

    Frérot moves to cement position in Veolia

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, has moved to tighten his grip on the French water and waste group after a failed...

  2. March 8, 2012

    Machinations at Veolia upstage Opéra shows

    Utilities, from an investor’s point of view, should be boring. So I was told 10 years ago by the chief executive of one of...

  1. February 29, 2012

    Veolia chief wins board backing

    Antoine Frérot has won a stay of execution at the helm of Veolia after the board of the French water and waste group said it...

  2. February 21, 2012

    Proglio’s putsch causes ripples at Veolia

    Henri Proglio’s putsch against the chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, offers a...

  3. February 20, 2012

    Veolia chief faces boardroom coup

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, is facing a boardroom coup...

  4. July 10, 2011

    France aims to rebalance its energy mix

    France will on Monday begin a big push on renewable energy that could signal a weakening in the traditional hold of nuclear...

  5. July 1, 2011

    Strauss-Kahn comeback a double-edged sword

    Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Socialist politician once tipped to be France’s next president, make a political comeback...

  6. July 1, 2011

    French revive DSK’s presidential hopes

    French Socialists on Friday revived hopes of a presidential bid by Dominique Strauss-Kahn after doubts emerged over...

  7. June 29, 2011

    Sarkozy U-turn over Lagarde replacement

    Nicolas Sarkozy, France‘s president, has ended a bitter battle within his government over who should replace Christine...

  8. June 29, 2011

    Sarkozy prepares to name Lagarde successor

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, was on Wednesday putting the final touches to the reshuffle that would follow the...

  9. May 17, 2011

    No gloating please, we’re French

    The order has gone out from on high: no gloating, no snide comments, and absolutely no reference to what Dominique...

  10. May 10, 2011

    France set to heed shale oil protests

    France’s parliament looks set to ban exploration for shale oil and gas as protests intensify against the technique, accused...

  11. May 4, 2011

    France: En route to a fight

    Window on the world: Nicholas Sarkozy and his Italian-born wife, Carla, arrive in the south of France last August for a...

  12. April 8, 2011

    Centrists defect over Sarkozy swerve right

    Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, is facing a serious threat to his chances in next year’s presidential election after...

  13. March 28, 2011

    Sarkozy faces party wrath after poll defeats

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, is facing potentially dangerous divisions within his ruling centre-right UMP party...

  14. January 16, 2011

    The rise of the MBA politicians

    Business and politics: Hank Paulson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School What do William Hague, Hank Paulson and P....

  15. November 15, 2010

    Centrists attack Sarkozy’s shift to right

    President Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire from centrist allies on Monday following a government reshuffle that saw a shift...

  16. November 14, 2010

    Sarkozy reappoints Fillon in French reshuffle

    Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, set his sights on further economic reform and continued fiscal discipline when on...

  17. November 14, 2010

    French government resigns ahead of reshuffle

    PARIS, Nov 13 – France’s government resigned on Saturday in a procedural move designed to allow President Nicolas Sarkozy to...

  18. October 26, 2010

    French petrol blockade eases

    Workers at three of France’s 12 oil refineries voted to end their strike on Monday in the first weakening of the fuel...

  19. July 28, 2010

    CBI attacks plan to tighten emissions targets

    The backing by Chris Huhne, the energy secretary, for a toughening of European Union emissions targets has been attacked by...

  20. July 20, 2010

    Lay foundation for low-carbon growth

    From Mr Jean-Paul Agon and others. Sir, Ministers Chris Huhne, Norbert Röttgen and Jean-Louis Borloo are right when they...

  21. July 14, 2010

    Europe needs to reduce emissions by 30%

    Europe’s current focus on recovery from recession must not distract us from the question of what kind of economy we want to...

  22. February 3, 2010

    France backs delayed ban on bluefin tuna trade

    France on Wednesday said it would back a ban on the international trade in bluefin tuna but only if implementation was...

  23. December 21, 2009

    France piles pressure on Eurostar management

    The French government on Monday piled the pressure on Eurostar, describing the cross-Channel rail operator’s treatment of...

  24. July 18, 2008

    Paris acts to allay fears of radiation

    The French government yesterday ordered an investigation into the water table around all of France's 58 nuclear reactors in...

  25. July 18, 2008

    Waste spillage prompts Paris to order inquiry into nuclear plants

    The French government yesterday ordered an investigation into the water table around all of France's 58 nuclear reactors in...

  26. July 17, 2008

    France orders probe at all nuclear sites

    The French government on Thursday ordered an investigation into the water table around all of France’s 58 nuclear reactors...

  27. July 1, 2008

    French car tax to spur green upheaval

    France is to slap an annual green tax on high-emission cars, such as sports utility vehicles, and extend punitive taxes to...

  28. June 26, 2008

    Paris makes energy its top EU aim

    France has made a common energy and environment policy by the end of the year the top priority of its six- month presidency...

  29. June 13, 2008

    France poaches climate eurocrat

    France is recruiting Europe's top climate change diplomat as it prepares to preside over the European Union from next...

  30. June 13, 2008

    France poaches senior climate change eurocrat

    France is recruiting Europe's top climate change diplomat as it prepares to preside over the European Union from next...

  31. June 13, 2008

    France poaches climate eurocrat

    France is recruiting Europe's top climate change diplomat as it prepares to preside over the European Union from next...

  32. November 15, 2007

    France battles Germany over car emissions

    France tried to put the brakes on a German effort to skew European fuel efficiency legislation in favour of heavier cars on...

  33. November 2, 2007

    Road-building turns a corner

    “For 30 years, we’ve built a lot of roads and a lot of highways,” Jean-Louis Borloo, the French environment minister, said...

  34. July 11, 2007

    French finance minister heads for Harvard

    Thierry Breton, former French finance minister, is to join Harvard Business School as a professor of management. The first...

  35. June 30, 2007

    Eurotunnel to revise fee structure for rail freight

    Eurotunnel is preparing to revise the structure of the fees it charges freight trains to use its undersea tunnel as the...

  36. June 19, 2007

    Swift rise for new finance minister

    Christine Lagarde has become the first female finance and economy minister of a G7 country following a ministerial reshuffle...

  37. June 19, 2007

    Sarkozy facesministerial reshuffle as UMP falters

    President Nicolas Sarkozy was yesterday forced into considering an awkward ministerial reshuffle after his UMP party fared...

  38. June 18, 2007

    Sarkozy faces reshuffle as UMP falters

    President Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday forced into considering an awkward ministerial reshuffle after his UMP party fared...

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