Germany has blocked the final approval of a legislation that will impose a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions on new cars and vans sold after 2035.
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French public sector trade unionists have warned they will not provide red carpets during the visit of Britain’s King Charles III to Paris next week, but non-striking workers are expected to roll them out.
Hundreds of thousands of French workers on Thursday rallied in a new show of rage against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform, with protests turning violent in Paris and other cities in a battle that shows no sign of abating. Read our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).
A burgeoning row between France and Germany fired by differences over nuclear energy and combustion engines threatens to spill over into a gathering of the 27 European Union leaders on Thursday.
Hundreds of thousands of people were set to strike and demonstrate in France on Thursday after President Emmanuel Macron…
The aim is to reduce waste and increase savings for people.
Greenwashing has become increasingly popular and sophisticated as the severity of the climate crisis continues to grow.
King Charles III risks facing rubbish-strewn streets, transport strikes and disruption to his visit when he travels to France next week for his first foreign trip.
French President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence on the bitter pension battle roiling the country in a televised interview on Wednesday, stressing that his contentious reform raising the pension age is necessary and will come into force later this year.
In an exclusive interview with Euronews, European Council President Charles Michel discussed the Ukraine war and China’s proposed peace plan.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday defiantly vowed to push through a controversial pension reform, saying he was prepared to accept unpopularity in the face of sometimes violent protests, and that he plans to enact the new law by the end of the year. Follow our live updates for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Tuesday that the country would hold a general election in May, as his government faces widespread anger over a train disaster that killed 57 people in February.
President Emmanuel Macron will go live on television Wednesday, hoping to heal deep divisions across France caused by a brutal fight over his pensions reform that has dented his popularity.
The timing couldn’t have been worse. Turkey had already threatened to derail Sweden’s NATO aspirations when a far-right extremist set fire to a Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. On Friday, Ankara issued its verdict on Sweden and Finland’s joint NATO bid: For now, Turkey would only start ratifying Finland’s application. Several reports have since emerged, meanwhile, pointing to suspected Russia ties among the organisers of the damaging Koran-burning protest.
French President Emmanuel Macron told allies Tuesday he plans to keep the government in place and not dissolve parliament, defying opponents and widespread public anger over his pensions reform.
The ruling by the European Court of Justice is another blow to the German car industry, which has been mired by the Dieselgate scandal for years now.
Against all odds, Europe managed to fend off the worst-case scenario of the energy crisis, mainly thanks to savings and weather events.
The Gulag is synonymous with some of the worst mass human rights abuses of the 20th century, and also some of the lesser known. As many as 24 million people were imprisoned and some 1.6 million killed in the Soviet prison system. But no one was ever held accountable for the crimes, begging the question of how the legacy of the Gulag has impacted modern-day Russia. Micha?l Prazan’s book “Varlam” retraces the story of Russian writer and Gulag survivor Varlam Shalamov. The author joined us for Perspective.
The European Union and its international partners gathered in Brussels on Monday seeking to raise money for Turkey and Syria in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Christine Lagarde’s comments come in the midst of persistent turmoil across Europe’s banking sector.
Protests erupted across France on Monday night, hours after the government adopted deeply unpopular pension reforms after surviving two no-confidence votes. Opposition lawmakers have vowed to continue their fight against the new law. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time [GMT+1].
A major new United Nations report being released Monday is expected to provide a sobering reminder that time is running out if humanity wants to avoid passing a dangerous global warming threshold.
President Xi Jinping landed in Moscow on Monday for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Chinese leader has dubbed a “journey of peace”. The visit may provide a political boost for Putin after the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes in Ukraine. Read FRANCE 24’s liveblog to follow the day’s developments. All times are Paris time [GMT + 1].
UBS agreed to buy rival Swiss bank Credit Suisse for 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.23 billion) in stock and agreed to assume up to 5 billion francs ($5.4 billion) in losses, in a shotgun merger engineered by Swiss authorities to avoid more market-shaking turmoil in global banking.
French President Emanuel Macron faces a critical test on Monday when the National Assembly is due to examine no-confidence motions filed after his government bypassed parliament on Thursday to push through a deeply unpopular pension reform, sparking days of unrest.