PARIS The French government said it would see through planned pension reforms but tried to assuage union anger with promises of a gradual introduction of the new system that has sparked nationwide strikes.
PARIS Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform.
PARIS, Dec 5 Commuters scrambled to fix up old
bicycles, reserve carpool rides and arrange emergency childcare
ahead of one of France's biggest public sector strikes in
decades on Thursday.
PARIS Paris plans to expand its urban cooling system, which uses a network of underground water pipes, and make it available to small companies and residential buildings as global warming increases the number of aircon units in the city, deputy mayor Jean-Louis Missika said on Monday.
MILAN/PARIS Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA plan to join forces in a 50-50 share merger to create the world's fourth-largest automaker, seeking scale to cope with costly new technologies and slowing global demand. | Video
- von Giulio Piovaccari und Geert De Clercq und Ilona Wissenbach
* Combination would create carmaker with 8.7 million vehicle
Mailand In der kriselnden Autobranche soll ein neuer Champion entstehen: Fiat Chrysler und die Opel-Mutter PSA wollen zum viertgrößten Autokonzern der Welt verschmelzen.
* Project now seen costing 12.4 bln euros
(Adds EDF comment, fund manager, shares)
PARIS French utility EDF warned on Wednesday that its Flamanville nuclear project in France will cost 1.5 billion euros ($1.65 billion) more than previously expected as it counts the costs of weld repairs demanded by French nuclear watchdog ASN.