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  1. March 18, 2014

    PSA Peugeot Citroën nominates Louis Gallois to role of chairman

    The board of PSA Peugeot Citroën has agreed unanimously to nominate industry veteran and darling of the French government...

  2. August 14, 2013

    A spot of growth will not take the heat off François Hollande

    If economic growth were correlated with ministerial hyperactivity, France would be bouncing back from recession even faster....

  1. April 24, 2013

    Paris hires Pisani-Ferry in move to bolster economic advice

    France’s socialist government has brought in the director of one of Europe’s most influential think-tanks to advise it on...

  2. December 18, 2012

    Gallois poised to join Peugeot board

    Louis Gallois, the former chief executive of EADS, is to join the board of PSA Peugeot Citroën to represent the French...

  3. November 11, 2012

    Competitiveness will not save the euro

    After Germany’s 2002 elections, its government embarked on a series of economic reforms, mostly to the labour and welfare...

  4. November 7, 2012

    EADS set to launch major strategy review

    EADS is set to confirm on Thursday that it is reviewing whether its existing strategy of trying to ape Boeing’s business...

  5. November 7, 2012

    French business leaders question tax breaks

    Two of France’s most senior business leaders, Patrick Kron and Henri de Castries, have raised doubts about how far its...

  6. November 6, 2012

    France offers businesses €20bn tax break

    François Hollande’s Socialist government finally responded on Tuesday to months of pressure from business for urgent action...

  7. November 5, 2012

    IMF warning adds to French economy fears

    France risks falling behind crisis-hit Italy and Spain if it does not reform its economy, the International Monetary Fund...

  8. November 4, 2012

    Fillon warns Hollande over Merkel attacks

    François Hollande’s “clumsy” attacks on Angela Merkel and lack of action on economic reforms are damaging French relations...

  9. FT Alphaville

    November 2, 2012

    The peripheral threat to France

    Compétitivité is a big deal in France right now. The country’s loss of competitiveness is a serious issue, especially as its...

  10. November 1, 2012

    France: Reluctant to reform

    Fabien Cohen, a tousle-haired 25-year-old in a hoodie and a denim jacket, cuts a figure about as far from the image of the...

  11. October 29, 2012

    Hollande vows action on competitiveness

    François Hollande on Monday promised a comprehensive package of measures to tackle France’s flagging competitiveness as he...

  12. October 28, 2012

    French bosses demand cuts to welfare burden

    France’s biggest companies have cranked up the pressure on President François Hollande in an increasingly acrimonious debate...

  13. October 22, 2012

    Hollande hits cautious note on labour costs

    France’s socialist government has moved to damp expectations of “shock” action demanded by business to reduce high...

  14. October 10, 2012

    Questions raised over Enders’ future

    For Tom Enders, the former German paratrooper who heads EADS, the ­collapse of its proposed €36bn tie-up with Britain’s BAE...

  15. September 30, 2012

    Hollande warms to BAE-EADS tie-up

    After weeks in which it had carefully kept its counsel on the proposed EADS-BAE deal, France’s Socialist government has...

  16. September 27, 2012

    EADS plays waiting game as questions mount

    When Tom Enders, EADS’ chief executive, made his first public comments about the highly ambitious plan to combine with BAE...

  17. September 13, 2012

    How EADS-BAE seized the moment

    The UK and US were cutting their defence budgets, Saudi Arabia still had not signed BAE Systems’ single most important...

  18. July 25, 2012

    France boosts subsidies for electric and hybrid cars

    France’s socialist government boosted subsidies for electric and hybrid cars on Wednesday as part of a package of measures...

  19. July 10, 2012

    French premier backs welfare reforms

    France’s Socialist government has responded to urgent calls from business for action to tackle the country’s sagging...

  20. July 8, 2012

    French business calls for ‘shock’ action

    French business urgently requires shock treatment to cut labour costs and boost its flagging ability to compete on...

  21. May 31, 2012

    Chairman misses unveiling of EADS top team

    EADS, the European aerospace group that includes Airbus, passed the torch to a new top management team at its shareholders’...

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 31, 2012

    The price of French patriotism? A 70% pay cut

    Spare a thought for the heads of French public companies who are having to dig deep and find their inner patriot after the...

  23. May 30, 2012

    France to cap top pay in state groups

    France’s new socialist government has launched a crackdown on excessive corporate pay by promising to slash the wages of...

  24. May 16, 2012

    EADS warns of rising costs of faulty wing

    EADS raised its profit guidance for 2012 on Wednesday but took a €158m charge against its first-quarter earnings to fix an...

  25. March 8, 2012

    EADS: Enders’ game

    EADS is the opposite of a swan. All the furious paddling at the European aerospace group is being done above the surface...

  26. March 8, 2012

    EADS chief lambasts German interference

    Louis Gallois, the departing chief executive of EADS, has accused Germany of inappropriate attempts to meddle in the company...

  27. March 6, 2012

    Enders set to face Franco-German discord

    When Louis Gallois delivers his last financial results statement as EADS chief executive on Thursday, this life-long servant...

  28. March 2, 2012

    Berlin demands more Germans at Airbus

    The German government has sparked a furious row by calling on EADS, the European defence and aerospace group, to put more...

  29. February 12, 2012

    Troubleshooter Louis Gallois bows out

    The Jesuits have clearly left their mark on Louis Gallois. Despite being a typical product of France’s grandes écoles, with...

  30. February 10, 2012

    Toulouse to be EADS ‘centre of gravity’

    Tom Enders, the incoming EADS chief executive, is planning to relocate the headquarters of the European aerospace...

  31. January 26, 2012

    EADS: Trichet joins high-flyers

    Who can fault EADS for wanting Jean-Claude Trichet on its board, even if it is only three months since he left his previous...

  32. January 26, 2012

    Trichet to join EADS in board shake-up

    Jean-Claude Trichet, the former head of the European Central Bank, has been appointed to the board of EADS as the...

  33. January 17, 2012

    EADS chief calls for patience over successor

    Louis Gallois, the EADS chief executive, has called for “patience” over the delayed appointment of his successor amid...

  34. December 9, 2011

    EADS awaits Paris approval for new leadership

    The board of EADS, the aerospace and defence company, has delayed a decision on politically sensitive leadership changes as...

  35. December 5, 2011

    Gallois keeps distance on EADS changes

    Louis Gallois resorted to comparisons with the British monarchy last month when he parried questions about who should...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2011

    Airbus chief on track for EADS role

    EADS could name Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive, as its next chief executive as early as Thursday, the FT reports, citing...

  37. December 4, 2011

    Airbus chief on track for EADS role

    EADS could name Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive, as its next chief executive as early as Thursday, in a move that would...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2011

    EADS chief apologises over A350 delay

    The head of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space company has apologised to shareholders for the latest delay to a...

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