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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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