The objectives set by the Climate Air Energy Plan for Paris seek to meet the European and WHO standards on air pollution. In the French capital city, "this implies the phasing out of diesel vehicles in 2024 and the phasing out of gasoline-powered vehicles in 2030," Dan Lert said.
Negotiations over uniting the French left ahead of the legislative elections in June are underway but senior officials of the parties involved are split over calls to rally behind radical-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon. EURACTIV France reports.
Candidates in the French presidential race all have a clear position on whether to keep, reduce or raise the current legal retirement age - a topic that has been a major source of political debate in France for decades. EURACTIV France reports.
All French presidential candidates have identified climate issues as central to their programmes and are urging digital companies to play their part in the environmental transition. EURACTIV France reports.
Presidential candidates in the French election race all want to reform the state of mental health care as the country's mental well-being significantly deteriorated because of the pandemic. EURACTIV France reports.
Raising the threshold of relief from inheritance tax is one of the very few measures all candidates in the French presidential elections agree on, although they vary in their amounts proposed. EURACTIV France reports.
Candidates in the French presidential elections presented their plans for the future of farming at February's international agricultural show, the Salon de l'Agriculture. EURACTIV France took a closer look at how these tie in with EU policy.
As the French election will likely see a government reshuffle and restructuring of minister portfolios, EURACTIV France asked the main candidates how digital issues would fit into their governments if elected.
The French state is in favour of "going as far as autonomy" for Corsica, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Wednesday (16 March) to which most presidential candidates, but for those on the far-right, said they were in favour of. EURACTIV France reports.
Candidates in the French presidential elections seem to have already accepted defeat as French President Emmanuel Macron who recently announced his candidacy is leading in the polls and the war in Ukraine has cast a shadow on most issues. EURACTIV France reports.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has become a heated talking point amongst French presidential candidates, who are racing to position themselves on the crisis in the lead up to the polls. EURACTIV France reports.
The Health spokespersons of presidential candidates Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Valérie Pécresse, and soon-to-be-announced candidate Emmanuel Macron presented their programs for the April election regarding digital health at an event on Thursday (February 24).
French politicians, including all candidates in the presidential race, unanimously condemned Russia's military strike against Ukraine on Thursday (24 February). President Emmanuel Macron said that Europe will respond "in unity" to Russia’s “act of war”. EURACTIV France reports.
Caution on nuclear power, ambiguous renewable energy ambitions, ideas for consultations: as the countdown to France's presidential elections continues, Paris Mayor and presidential candidate Anne Hidalgo's climate program still seems rather vague.
The People's Primary organised by left-wing parties in France, which former Justice Minister Christiane Taubira ended up winning, did little to find a candidate that everyone on that end of the political spectrum could rally behind. EURACTIV France reports.
Anne Hidalgo, candidate for the Socialist Party in the French presidential elections, unveiled her programme on 13 January. As opposed to the populists in the race, her ambitious proposals all assert the primacy of EU law. EURACTIV France reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (16 September) inaugurated a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo that envelops Paris's Arc de Triomphe monument in 2,500 square metres of silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping.
A mini urban forest of 100 square metres is big enough to plant 15 to 30 tree types and recreate the ecosystem of a full-scale forest, according to Nicolas de Brabandère, founder of the Belgian company, Urban Forest. EURACTIV France reports.