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Digital & Media 07-10-2021

French MPs vote against free book deliveries, targeting Amazon

French MPs adopted a bill on the "book economy" on Wednesday (6 October) which provides a minimum price for the delivery of books. With the service no longer free of charge, the bill aims to put an end to a "distortion of competition" between US giant Amazon and booksellers. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 14-07-2021

French MP: Digital sovereignty is about being able to choose dependencies

In an interview with EURACTIV France, French centrist MP Philippe Latombe spoke about France's approach to digital sovereignty being about being able to choose who they can depend on and pointed to EU countries currently not being 'on the same page' when it comes to digital sovereignty.
Non-discrimination 05-02-2021

Sexism in politics: French MP called ‘fish lady’ and ‘crazy’ during debate

Far-left National Assembly MP Mathilde Panot (France Insoumise) was called "fish lady" and "crazy" by her male colleagues on Tuesday (2 February), in the latest episode of a long series of sexist attacks against women politicians in France. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 27-05-2020

Cédric O defends French COVID-19 app ahead of crunch vote 

France's Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, defended the rollout and use of the country's planned coronavirus contact tracing app, StopCovid, ahead of a National Assembly vote on the technology today (27 May).
A swordfish caught in an illegal driftnet used by the Luna Rossa shipping vessel. [Gavin Parsons/Greenpeace].
Agrifood 23-07-2019

Two French MPs want their Parliament to discuss Europe’s overfishing problem

Two French MPs presented a report to the French parliamentary committee on European affairs on 17 July. The report recommended 27 measures to prevent the collapse of Europe's fish resources. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
EU Elections 2019 15-05-2019

Five future French MEPs on ‘reserve list’ in case of Brexit

While waiting for Brexit to happen, France has set up a mechanism to redistribute seats currently reserved for UK MEPs. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 26-03-2019

Discrete launch of cooperation between French and German parliament members

This Franco-German project, criticised by the French extreme right, was launched in Paris on Monday (25 March). The new chamber aims to facilitate exchange, not political decision-making. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 04-12-2018

Maritime issues at centre of French Brexit concerns

The French government wants to have a free hand in order to react effectively to Brexit. Whether it is with respect to ports or fishing, maritime issues are at the centre of concerns. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 13-11-2018

Time to take stock of EU citizen consultations

The European Council will consider in December the outcomes of the citizen consultations. However, some MEPs are already calling for the EU not to stop at this experiment. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 26-10-2018

French right boycotts resolution on the rule of law in Europe, aimed at Hungary

French MPs from the right-wing 'Les Républicains' party refused to take their seats during the adoption of a Parliament resolution on the respect of the rule of law in the EU, which notably targets Hungary. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 11-06-2018

Fake news law on the back-burner in France

The debate on the controversial draft law on “fake news” is set to continue in France but the law will not be adopted before July. Meanwhile, Brussels refuses to legislate this sensitive subject.  EURACTIV.fr reports.

Caution needed in transposing whistleblowing and trade secrets directives

The Commission presented on Monday (23 April) a draft directive on the protection of whistleblowers. However, this new draft counterbalances the directive on trade secrets adopted in 2016, which France is currently transposing. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Elections 01-06-2012

Rebuilding the European Union

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Stéphane Buffetaut, a candidate for centre-right and sovereigntist parties, says he will focus, if elected, on closer relations between the European and national parliaments.
Elections 31-05-2012

French Benelux citizens are a chance for France and Europe

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Tanguy Le Breton, an independent centrist candidate, argues for better visibility of European issues via a directly-elected President of the European Commission.
Elections 30-05-2012

Development aid: A lever for solidarity and responsibility

As French citizens in Benelux countries prepare to elect their first representative at the French National Assembly, Perrine Ledan, the Green party candidate, argues for maintaining development aid as a cornerstone of European policy.
Future EU 14-12-2001

EU leaders gather for Laeken Summit

Leaders of the 15 EU Member States are gathering in Laeken outside Brussels for a two-day summit, marking the end of the six-month Belgian Presidency. The leaders will discuss a new reform of the EU, counter-terrorism measures, enlargement and the partition of ten new EU agencies among the Member States.
Future EU 13-12-2001

French and German parliamentarians adopt common resolution on future EU

The Delegation for the European Union of the French National Assembly and the Commission for EU Affairs of the German Bundestag held a joint session at the National Assembly on 10 December 2001. The French and German parliamentarians adopted a common resolution, calling for the active participation of national parliaments in the works of the Convention on the future of Europe.