Comments on: France gives green light to palm oil despite European Parliament’s ban EU news and policy debates across languages Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:43:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Paul Lim Wed, 23 May 2018 01:15:59 +0000 It is a shame that the Macron government which champions the Paris Agreement would give in to Total. Does Total give a lot of income to the French State? Has the French State shares in Total. Total seems to have tremendous influence on the French State evident fro the past, for example in its investment in Myanmar oil fields during the regime of the military. Wonder whether today this willingness to allow Total to do what it wants has also to do with the push of arms sales to the palm oil producing countries.