About: Bernard Cazeneuve

Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

French PM visits Athens to offer support on bailout talks

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, accompanied by Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Secretary of State for European Affairs Harlem Desir, will visit Greece today (3 March), aiming to offer political backing for the crucial bailout talks of the indebted country.
Elections 27-02-2017

French election turns ugly as political attacks mount

Journalists accused of bias. Judges said to be taking orders from the president. The country in a state of "near civil war".
Brexit 06-02-2017

French PM says Britain must agree divorce terms before trade deal

Britain must discuss the terms of its divorce from the EU before talks on any future trade agreement can start, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned on Monday (6 February).

France introduces card system to tackle posted worker fraud

France has begun issuing professional cards to construction workers in a scheme that will become compulsory this year. The objective is to combat illegal employment and the fraudulent posting of workers in Europe.
Elections 07-12-2016

Cazeneuve steps up to ‘protect’ France

France's former Minister for the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has taken over from Manuel Valls as head of the government, which he will lead for the last five months of François Hollande’s mandate. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Trade & Society 05-12-2016

Commission battles hostile firearms lobby

One year and hundreds of hours of meetings after the Paris attacks, the EU is still struggling to find common ground on the regulation of firearms. Some hunters and sport shooters have flatly rejected the debate. EURACTIV France reports.

France arrests seven people suspected of planning terror attack

France said yesterday (21 November) it had foiled a possible militant attack after detaining seven people, including some who had been in the ranks of Islamic State in Syria.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Brussels prepares EU-wide scheme for visa-free travel authorisation

The European Commission is preparing a proposal inspired by France and Germany to introduce a “European ESTA” modelled on a US scheme that requires international travellers who do not need a visa to apply online – and pay a 14 dollar fee – before entering the territory, EURACTIV.com can confirm.
Digital 24-08-2016

EU backs Franco-German bid for access to encrypted messages

France and Germany want to compel operators of mobile messaging services to provide access to encrypted content to terrorism investigations, after a series of deadly attacks in both countries.

Cazeneuve: Three held in France in August for planning attacks

Seven people with links to terrorist networks, at least three of whom were planning attacks, have been arrested in France this month, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday (23 August).
Global Europe 15-07-2016

France struck on its national day by horrific terrorist attack

A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 80 in what President François Hollande today (15 July) called a "terrorist" attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display.

Cazeneuve: Over 100 arrested on terror charges in France this year

France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over "direct links to terrorism", Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview to be published later today (13 May), exactly six months after the Paris attacks.

Commission calls for closer cooperation to combat foreign fighters

Poor information sharing between security services is one of the great shortcomings of European cooperation. About 5,000 Europeans are thought to have joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, but only 1,615 appear on Europe’s official list.  EURACTIV Spain reports.

Hypocrisy at the heart of the PNR debate

EU member states still refuse to share information on air passengers, fearing the data could fall into the wrong hands. France is pushing for the proposal’s adoption with one hand, while watering it down with the other. EURACTIV France reports.

Six people arrested in Brussels after attacks, one in Paris

Six people were arrested yesterday (24 March) in a series of police raids in Brussels, federal prosecutors said, two days after jihadist attacks in the Belgian capital left 31 dead.

Police officers wounded in Brussels shooting

Shots were heard in the area of a police operation in Brussels some two hours after a raid linked to November's Paris attacks began Tuesday (15 March).
Global Europe 26-02-2016

France to bulldoze migrant ‘jungle’ near Calais

A French judge yesterday (25 February) upheld a government plan to partially demolish a shanty town near the port of Calais for migrants trying to reach the United Kingdom, an official spokesman said.
Central Europe 25-01-2016

Mini-Schengen not an option, for now

A majority of EU countries seem to be hostile to the idea of a "mini-Schengen", capable of better controlling its common borders, which was floated by the Netherlands at the end of last year.

German-bought weapons potentially used in Paris attacks

Arrests have been made in Berlin in relation to a planned attack, and the weapons used in the Paris attacks are thought to have been bought in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 26-11-2015

France’s national emergency threatens to smother climate activism

The arrival of 147 heads of state in Paris on Sunday will take place under a draconian security regime. With many NGO demonstrations cancelled, some plan to turn to civil disobedience to make their voices heard. EURACTIV France reports

Paris attacks show flawed use of Schengen rules, ministers confess

A ‘mea culpa’ emerged from the emergency meeting on security matters on Friday (20 November), as EU member states acknowledged they did not use all the tools at their disposal to address the terrorist threats.
PNR rapporteur British MEP Timothy Kirkhope (EPP)

Council pushes for broad collection of flight passenger data after Paris attacks

Justice and Home Affairs ministers from EU member states are meeting today (20 November) in Brussels to discuss new security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris last weekend that left 129 people dead.
Med & South 16-11-2015

France launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on Sunday (15 November) as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.
Security 09-11-2015

France will impose border controls for climate talks

The French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has announced that France will re-establish border controls during the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), which takes place from 30 November to 11 December. EURACTIV France reports

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