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Mountains abound in 2023 edition of men’s Tour de France
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Mountains abound in 2023 edition of men’s Tour de France

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 14:37Modified: 27/10/2022 – 14:39 The 2023 route for the men’s Tour de France unveiled Thursday passes across all five of the nation’s mountain ranges, favouring climbers such as 2019 champion Egan Bernal. The 3,404km route embarks from Spain’s Basque Country on July 1 for a route featuring eight mountain stages and...

French President Macron vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62
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French President Macron vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 06:47 French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Wednesday to implement a pension reform that would eventually push up the retirement age by three years to 65, making younger generations work longer.   In an interview on France 2 television, Macron said the changes would start being applied next year. “There’s only one way to...

Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Buy European Act’ to protect regional carmakers – POLITICO
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Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Buy European Act’ to protect regional carmakers – POLITICO

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron called for a “Buy European Act” on Wednesday to protect carmakers on the Continent in the face of competition from China and in response to the United States’ own controversial scheme to incentivize domestic production. Speaking on TV channel France 2, the French president criticized the European Union as being “too...

Germany, France Divided Over Energy Crisis and China
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Germany, France Divided Over Energy Crisis and China

PARIS—Geopolitical tensions, from Europe’s energy crisis to relations with China, are driving a wedge between Germany and France, straining ties between countries that have anchored the European Union’s economy and security for decades. The rift was apparent in the decision to scale back a summit Wednesday between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel...

Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak raises hopes for improved France-UK relations
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Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak raises hopes for improved France-UK relations

UK-France relations have been marked by tensions ever since Brexit, whether over fishing rights or submarines. Will new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak improve relations with Britain’s neighbour and ally across the Channel – and notably French President Emmanuel Macron? We take a look at some of the key similarities – and differences – between the...

Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO
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Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO

BERLIN/PARIS — Relations are now so icy between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, the leaders of the EU’s two economic powerhouses, that they are even struggling to agree on whether to be seen together in front of the press. As the French president and German chancellor prepared for a tête-à-tête in Paris on Wednesday, Berlin...

Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO
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Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO

BERLIN/PARIS — Relations are now so icy between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, the leaders of the EU’s two economic powerhouses, that they are even struggling to agree on whether to be seen together in front of the press. As the French president and German chancellor prepared for a tête-à-tête in Paris on Wednesday, Berlin...

French, German leaders to meet in Paris to discuss diverging policy stances
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French, German leaders to meet in Paris to discuss diverging policy stances

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 10:26 French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Paris on Wednesday, amid divergences between the two neighbors and key European Union allies over EU strategy, defense and economic policies.  Macron and Scholz will have a working lunch at the Elysee presidential palace, during which...

Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO
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Macron prepares to snub Scholz in Paris – POLITICO

BERLIN/PARIS — Relations are now so icy between Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, the leaders of the EU’s two economic powerhouses, that they are even struggling to agree on whether to be seen together in front of the press. As the French president and German chancellor prepared for a tête-à-tête in Paris on Wednesday, Berlin...

French retirement homes group Orpea to resume trading and present new strategy
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French retirement homes group Orpea to resume trading and present new strategy

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 08:37Modified: 26/10/2022 – 08:40 Care homes company Orpea, hit by accusations of malpractice at its French retirement homes, said it would resume trading on financial markets on Wednesday and unveil a new strategy next month. The news comes after France‘s market regulator AMF suspended trading this week in the company’s shares...