About: Anne Hidalgo

Air Quality 20-06-2022

Dan Lert: The City of Paris aims to phase out diesel by 2024, and thermal cars by 2030

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.
Elections 27-04-2022

French Left split over union centred around Mélenchon

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.
Elections 08-04-2022

French presidential candidates vary in approach to declining farmer numbers

Over the next decade, 45% of French farmers will retire, presenting a significant challenge for the next president regarding food self-sufficiency and generational renewal. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 04-04-2022

French candidates disagree on retirement age, unified on pension raise

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.
Technology 31-03-2022

How French candidates aim to balance green, digital transitions

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.
Health 30-03-2022

French presidential candidates unified in calls for mental health care reform

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.
Elections 29-03-2022

French candidates almost unified in calls for reduction in inheritance tax

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.
Agrifood 25-03-2022

French candidates’ views on EU farming policies explained

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.
Technology 24-03-2022

French candidates split on holder of digital portfolio in future government

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.
Health 23-03-2022

French presidential candidates’ proposals on healthcare staff shortage

French presidential candidates have put forward their proposals on how to tackle the country's shortage of healthcare staff across several regions. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 16-03-2022

French presidential candidates divided on granting Corsica autonomy

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.
Elections 09-03-2022

French candidates turn to legislatives as Macron heavily leads polls

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.
Elections 02-03-2022

Ukraine crisis used as political tool in French election race

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.
Health 28-02-2022

French presidential candidates give positions on digital health

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).
Europe's East 24-02-2022

French candidates condemn Russia as Macron speaks of European ‘unity’

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.
Europe's East 22-02-2022

French presidential candidates divided over response to Russia-Ukraine crisis

As tensions run high between the West and Russia over the situation along the Ukrainian border, EURACTIV France analyses the positions of April's presidential election candidates on Moscow.
Energy 15-02-2022

Anne Hidalgo’s climate program still waiting for consultation

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.
Elections 31-01-2022

The ‘People’s Primary’ struggles to find candidate to rally French left

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.
Elections 21-01-2022

French candidate Hidalgo ‘profoundly’ pro-European

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.
Politics 17-09-2021

‘A crazy dream come true’: Macron inaugurates the Wrapped Arc de Triomphe

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.
Health 30-08-2021

Seine river could become swimming ground for Paris 2024 Olympics

Despite the health risks and lack of infrastructure, organisations in Paris are working hard to make swimming in the Seine a reality for the 2024 Olympic Games. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 31-03-2021

Urban forests: A solution to Europe’s forestry problem?

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.
5G 23-02-2021

Paris soon to deploy 5G services as city signs charter with network operators

A new Parisian mobile phone charter will be submitted to the Paris city council at the start of March, which should approve the deployment of 5G across the French capital. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 01-07-2019

Paris clamps down on older diesel cars

Record-breaking temperatures recorded in France last week may have fizzled but the cars that were banned from Paris during the heatwave will remain off the road under new measures to banish smog.