Anne-Sophie Gayet

Politics 23-06-2022

US praises cyber and counter-terrorism cooperation with France, EU

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas welcomed the good cooperation with France and the EU on cybersecurity and counter-terrorism on Wednesday (22 June) but warned that cybersecurity threats were growing "exponentially" and transatlantic partners need to continue collaborating closely and sharing information.
Air Quality 22-06-2022

France ahead of targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

A French centre on air pollution recently published its latest estimates on France's greenhouse gas emissions, and the Ministry of Energy Transition is pleased with it: -9.6% between 2017 and 2021.
Technology 22-06-2022

Metaverse: how to regulate a space yet to be invented?

Although the metaverse promises great commercial opportunities, it raises a number of questions that regulators and legislators are having a hard time answering as this future evolution of the Internet is still at a very early stage.
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 13-06-2022

French elections: far-right makes gains, suffers from majority voting system

The far-right bloc dominated by Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National, made some gains in the French parliamentary elections on Sunday (12 June) but will struggle to win seats in the second round (19 June) partly due to the voting system. EURACTIV France reports.
Elections 13-06-2022

French elections : Left alliance unlikely to win majority in new assembly

France's recently formed left-wing alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon finished neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron's Ensemble! group in Sunday's first round of the legislative elections. However, everything is pointing toward it failing to get a majority in the second round on 19 June.
Elections 08-06-2022

Mélenchon’s bloc sets out economic blueprint ahead of elections

With the French legislative elections around the corner, far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon presented on Tuesday (7 June) his left-wing bloc's economic programme for a "general revival of the system", which has already attracted a bevvy of criticism
Health 03-06-2022

French elections: what does the left-wing bloc have in store for health?

As French President Emmanuel Macron recently promised to overhaul the functioning of hospitals, EURACTIV France takes a closer look at what the new left-wing alliance formed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon is proposing for the ailing health sector.
Elections 01-06-2022

French Left alliance could topple Macron’s presidential majority

France's new left-wing bloc has made steady progress in the polls and is threatening President Emmanuel Macron's presidential majority ahead of the upcoming legislative elections, a poll from Tuesday (31 May) shows. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 01-06-2022

Macron promises overhaul of emergency services in French hospitals

French President Emmanuel Macron, together with his new Health Minister, Brigitte Bourguignon, has proposed changing the way emergency services in hospitals are run, one of the sore points of the country's health system, and called for a stakeholder conference on health.
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2022

French financial sector sees ‘return to normal’ says bank governor

France's insurance sector is growing again while banks have seen a "return to normal" after the COVID-19 crisis, the governor of the Bank of France, François Villeroy de Galhau,  said on Monday (30 May).
Elections 12-05-2022

Le Pen makes her comeback by roasting Mélenchon

After the two weeks of silence that followed her defeat in the presidential election on April 24, Marine Le Pen returned to the political scene by attacking head-on the union of the left and the "fairy tales" of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Health 03-05-2022

Impact of pandemic on childrens’ mental health to be surveyed in France

The two years of the pandemic have put the mental health of the youngest to the test, but there is not enough data to create an adequate response, according to Santé Publique France, which launched a national survey on the well-being of children on Monday 2 May.
Elections 02-05-2022

Radical left and Greens agree ‘exceptional’ electoral pact in France

Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV) and Jean Luc Mélenchon's La France Insoumise have reached on Sunday an agreement setting up a joint programme and a sharing of electoral districts for the legislative elections.
Agrifood 27-04-2022

How has the Ukraine war impacted the EU’s food security?

Between soaring food prices and feed shortages, the war in Ukraine has rocked the EU’s agri-food sector and thrown an age-old issue back into the limelight: food security.
Elections 25-04-2022

Challenges already loom after Macron’s reelection

With the ongoing French EU Council presidency and the upcoming parliamentary elections, Emmanuel Macron will enjoy no grace period at the start of his second mandate. The opposition in France, both on the left and the right, is more determined than ever to strip the newly re-elected president of his majority in parliament.
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Future EU 22-04-2022

Cross-border regions suffering from the health crisis

The unilateral closing of the border between France and Germany from March to June 2020, decided by the German government without any consultation with the French regional and national authorities, has been experienced as a traumatic moment, amplified by the mistrust and hostility that has developed among citizens on both sides of the border.
Elections 14-04-2022

Macron faces battle to convince green and radical-left voters

Ahead of the final run-off on 24 April, French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to attract voters who supported the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Green Yannick Jadot in the first round, yet his approach sometimes borders on greenwashing. 
Energy 13-04-2022

French presidential election: Future of nuclear power and EDF down to voters

Both Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the candidates that qualified for the second round of the French presidential election, support the revival of nuclear energy. However, they differ in their ambitions, strategies and modus operandi. 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 05-04-2022

Narrowing gap between Macron and Le Pen in French polls rouses concern

In the latest French presidential election polls, the gap between Emmanuel Macron and opponent Marine Le Pen is narrowing, despite optimism from the incumbent's camp at a recent campaign meeting.
Energy 30-03-2022

Increase in electricity prices inevitable, says French elected official

Faced with soaring electricity prices, the French government has introduced a tariff shield for the year 2022 to protect the most vulnerable households. However, this measure will not last forever, according to the spokesperson for French election candidate Valérie Pécresse.
Agrifood 29-03-2022

Agroecology: an obstacle and a necessity for achieving food sovereignty

The war in Ukraine seems to have set aside, at least temporarily and partially, Europe's ecological ambitions for agriculture but this could lead to challenges in achieving food sovereignty.
Agrifood 29-03-2022

How the Ukraine war has impacted the French agrifood sector

Russia's war in Ukraine has impacted almost every aspect of France's agrifood sector. EURACTIV France took stock of the multiple impacts of the war on the sector and responses so far.