French National Front launches nationalist environmental movement
The launch of a ‘New Ecology’ movement by France’s National Front (FN) this week has been condemned by environmentalists as opportunistic and inconsistent.
The far right eco-nationalist grouping was launched by Marine Le Pen, with a ‘patriotic’ platform of opposition to international climate talks and support for France’s nuclear industry.
France vulnerable to economic espionage, report
France is extremely vulnerable to economic espionage because the importance of secure data protection is not fully appreciated, according to a report just released.
France fines 13 consumer goods firms €951m for price-fixing
Some of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, including Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Procter & Gamble and Gillette, have been fined a combined €951m (£748m) by the French competition watchdog for price fixing in supermarkets.
The regulator said the 13 companies, which include Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, L’Oréal, Beiersdorf and Johnson & Johnson’s Laboratoires Vendôme, had colluded on price increases between 2003 and 2006.
French government to grant 'Gastronomic' visas
France is planning to promote its cuisine around the world with a special event in March 2015 that will see a thousand chefs preparing dishes à la française on five continents. Ahead of the event, the foreign ministry is issuing visas for students who want to study cuisine in France.
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