Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

TotalEnergies acquires Bluecharge, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ SINGAPORE, 28-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies announces the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’ from Bolloré Group. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate Singapore’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than … Read the full press release

French mass-market retailer Casino Group extends syndicated credit facility maturity from 2.2 years to 4.6 years on average

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French mass-market retail company Casino Group (EPA: CO) has announced that it has extended the maturity and improved the financial conditions of its main syndicated credit facility, originally set to mature in October … Read the full press release

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative: first all-oral treatment for Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) gets US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, has announced fexinidazole approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first all-oral treatment for both stages of the … Read the full press release

Capgemini announces offer to acquire Empired to strengthen its cloud and data capabilities in Australia and New Zealand

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology services and consulting company Capgemini announces that it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with Empired Limited (ASX: EPD) to acquire Empired under an Australian statutory shareholder approved … Read the full press release

Tour de France 2021 trophies for the winners made by ŠKODA Design inspired by Bohemian crystal art

This year’s Tour de France trophy reflects what cycling is all about: Nature, ecology and clean energy Striking design inspired by Bohemian crystal art ŠKODA Design has been creating the Tour de France winners’ trophies since 2011 ŠKODA AUTO official … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas completes Exane acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Exane, one of the main investment companies in Europe. The banking group has now received all necessary … Read the full press release

Banijay Rights to sell International Emmy-nominated Israeli dramedy Fifty to French and German broadcaster Arte

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Banijay, one of the largest international content producer and distributor with over 150 production companies across 22 territories, has announced that Banijay Rights will sell the International Emmy-nominated Israeli dramedy Fifty to French … Read the full press release

SUEZ and FERMENTALG joint venture to accelerate development of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ announces the creation of 50/50 joint venture with FERMENTALG aimed at accelerating the development and sale of solutions for the capture and bioconversion of CO2 (Carbon Capture and Utilization or CCU) by … Read the full press release

Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of T-Systems, to become Chairman of Board of Directors of Gaia-X initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom (ETR: DTE), one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, has announced that the CTO of its IT services unit T-Systems Maximilian Ahrens has been elected Chairman of the Board of … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group and Airex Energy to industrialize conversion of biomass residues into biochar

The partnership aims to provide high-quality carbon credits to clients and help agricultural industry strengthen soil resilience (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group teams up with Airex Energy to industrialize the recovery of biomass residues into biochar … Read the full press release

AqualisBraemar LOC appointed in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going passenger and car ferry

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading independent global energy and marine consultancy, AqualisBraemar LOC announces that it has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) to partner in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going … Read the full press release

SUEZ and Würth partner on digital solution for sorting and recycling waste

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global player in environmental services, SUEZ announces partnership with multi-specialist in services and products for fastening, assembly tools and workshop consumables for professionals Würth to develop a waste collection offering, directly available on … Read the full press release

Bouygues sells 2.96% of Alstom shares at a price of 45.35 euros per share

Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in Canada, Australia or Japan (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 2-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Diversified services group Bouygues S.A. (“Bouygues”) has successfully sold its 11,000,000 shares in Alstom S.A. (“Alstom”), representing 2.96% of Alstom share capital, … Read the full press release

Airbus further contributes to India COVID-19 relief efforts with 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment

An A350 test flight ferried the cargo from Toulouse, the headquarters of Airbus, to New Delhi (PRESS RELEASE) NEW DELHI, India/ TOULOUSE, France, 2-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s largest airliner manufacturer Airbus has delivered more than 36 tonnes of additional … Read the full press release

De zelflerende algoritme DBLG1®: eenvoudig te gebruiken voor een optimale en gepersonaliseerde behandeling van diabetes type 1

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIJS, 2-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vanaf het begin heeft Diabeloop innovatieve systemen ontwikkeld om de behandeling van diabetes type 1 te automatiseren en te personaliseren, waarbij altijd rekening wordt gehouden met de optiek van de patiënt. Het Franse … Read the full press release

French multinational oil and gas giant Total changes its name to TotalEnergies and its ticker to TTE across Euronext, LSE, NYSE

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced a change in its name and a new stock ticker. The Company’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders decided on May 28, 2021 … Read the full press release

Emerging new cloud platform aims at meeting the France’s “Cloud de Confiance” label for enhanced data sovereignty

Unprecedented partnership will lead to a new independent cloud platform that aims to meet the French State’s “Cloud de Confiance” label for enhanced data sovereignty. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 27-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), French multinational consulting, technology services … Read the full press release

Residents of Rhode Island, United States to continue benefitting from water and wastewater services from SUEZ

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 25-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group announces that the city council of East Providence, in the state of Rhode Island in the United States has renewed its services for the management of the Riverside wastewater treatment plant. … Read the full press release

Sandro Pierri appointed CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has appointed Sandro Pierri as CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, its asset management arm, with effect from 1 July 2021. Based in Paris, … Read the full press release

Accenture to accelerate its growth in France and scale its cybersecurity capabilities across Europe with the acquisition of Openminded

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Openminded, a France-based cybersecurity services company that provides advisory, cloud & infrastructure security, cyber defense, and managed security services. The … Read the full press release

Airbus to increase aircraft production and validation efficiency by relying on Ericsson private network

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 28-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson (STO: ERIC-B), one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, and Airbus, the world’s largest airliner manufacturer, have announced the extension of their ongoing partnership to … Read the full press release

Partners Vattenfall, wpd and Banque des Territoires shortlisted for the upcoming French offshore wind tender in Normandy

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 27-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall announces that, together with its partners wpd and Banque des Territoires, it has been prequalified to participate in the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy. On … Read the full press release

Veolia and SUEZ announce key terms and conditions of merger between the two groups

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia and SUEZ respective boards of directors announce that they have reached an agreement on the merger between the two groups. The two groups have agreed on a price of €20.50 per SUEZ … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology to hold annual EuroCMR congress on 6 to 8 May online

(PRESS RELEASE) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX, France, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EuroCMR 2021 will highlight how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart helps physicians pinpoint diagnoses and tailor treatment. EuroCMR 2021 will take place on 6 to 8 May online. … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

Atos named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services for the 5th consecutive year in Europe and for the 4th time in North America

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company Atos has been recognized as a Leader by Gartner in the February 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe¹ and the Magic Quadrant … Read the full press release

Locked down on the ISS, in immersion on the Earth

The virtual reality cycling experience on board the ISS (PRESS RELEASE) MONTPELLIER, France, 1-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — In an effort to improve the conditions of sports activities during manned flights, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), in charge of the … Read the full press release

Latest research and future treatment in heart rhythm disorders to be presented at EHRA 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Society of Cardiology (ESC) announces that its online scientific congress EHRA 2021 will be held 23 to 25 April online. Highlights of the congress are the latest practice-changing research … Read the full press release

Icade Healthcare Europe and Amavir group to acquire two nursing facilities in Spain

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade Healthcare Europe¹ announces that together with its partner the Amavir group have signed a preliminary agreement on March 26, 2021 for the acquisition of two nursing homes in Spain for c. €22m … Read the full press release

Granvia launches two prevention campaigns to promote road safety in Slovakia

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 26-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways’ subsidiary Granvia announces the launch of two prevention campaigns in Slovakia. The campaigns are in replacement of its traditional “Safety Days” which the concession company is unable to organise due to … Read the full press release