Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

AXA to divest its operations in the Gulf region to Gulf Insurance Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational insurance firm AXA has entered into an agreement with Gulf Insurance Group (“GIG”) for the sale of its insurance operations in the Gulf region, this includes its shareholding¹ in AXA Gulf, … Read the full press release

EIB signs €15.0 million financing deal with AB Science to support the development of masitinib as a treatment for COVID-19

Financing deal worth €15.0 million signed to support clinical development programme for masitinib Masitinib developed as a credible candidate for treating COVID-19 in addition to other diseases for which no therapeutic solutions are available (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA signs €86 million contract with ESA for the world’s first debris removal mission

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced it signed a €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the … Read the full press release

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel to support yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020

Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 25-Nov-2020 … Read the full press release

McPhy to help accelerate the development of zero-carbon hydrogen solutions by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

(PRESS RELEASE) GRENOBLE, France, 25-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — McPhy announces that is has joined the “European Clean Hydrogen Alliance” #ECH2A. The signing of the Alliance confirms its commitment to deploy zero-carbon hydrogen on a large scale, fully investing to achieve … Read the full press release

Capgemini Research Institute and right. based on science GmbH released their AI for climate action research

48% of organizations surveyed are using AI for climate action, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and improved power efficiency (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Research Institute, Capgemini’s in-house think tank, and right. based on science … Read the full press release

Shipping industry’s first commercial use of biomethane at scale

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), a French multinational broad energy company, has announced the completion of the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, … Read the full press release

Alstom announced the completion of phase 1 of Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project near Doha, Qatar

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, 12-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom (EPA: ALO), a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer, has announced the successful completion of phase 1 of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project of Lusail, a planned city currently under construction near … Read the full press release

Hydrogen for mobility: Alstom to help foster the development of hydrogen technologies in Spain

Hydrogen trains have proven their commercial viability. Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Holland and Austria already have initiatives to incorporate hydrogen in mobility In Spain, there are 5,000 km of non-electrified tracks where diesel trains run (PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, 12-Nov-2020 — … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö unveils new product platform to bring together its extensive range of high performance solutions specifically designed for durable applications

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 12-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced the launch of Ahlstrom-Munksjö FibRoc® platform, which will bring together a wide range of high performance products under the same brand, making … Read the full press release

Atos joins Horizon 2020 program’s Search & Rescue project to support First Responder teams during rescue operations

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 12-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader, Atos announces its participation in the European research project Search & Rescue (S&R). The project aims to support First Responder teams during rescue operations – following natural disasters, accidents or … Read the full press release

Orange Romania to acquire Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.’s 54% stake in Telekom Romania Communications S.A. for EUR 497 million

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 9-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (FRA: OTES), the largest technology company in Greece, has announced the divestiture of its 54% stake in Telekom Romania Communications S.A. (Fixed, Telekom Romania or “TKR”) to Orange Romania. … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas welcomes Sofia Merlo to its Executive Committee and as Head of Group Human Resources

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 2-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Sofia Merlo as Head of Group Human Resources and a member of its Executive Committee. She succeeds Yves Martrenchar, who becomes Senior Advisor and who will lead … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors unveils expanded and completely renovated R&D facilities in Montpellier, France

Ramping up pigment, formulation and application capabilities to keep pioneering the natural colors industry (PRESS RELEASE) HOERSHOLM, 29-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chr. Hansen Natural Colors shows a clear ambition to remain a leading supplier of natural color solutions as the … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences expands availability of online education and resources for paediatric urologists across Europe

Palette Life Sciences provides valuable information regarding vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) to paediatric urologists in France, Germany, Italy and Spain (PRESS RELEASE) SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. / STOCKHOLM, 27-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company … Read the full press release

TOTAL joins ChargeUp Europe as part of its strong commitment to electro-mobility

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — TOTAL, a French multinational integrated fuels, natural gas and electricity company, has announced it joins ChargeUp Europe, the voice of the electric vehicle charging industry in Europe, thus becoming the alliance’s 9th member. … Read the full press release

Banijay welcomes back Takis Candilis as senior advisor for high-end scripted projects in southern Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational production and distribution company, Banijay announces the return of Takis Candilis to the team as it increases its investment in scripted. Scaling up to 120 production entities, the globally-renowned producer distributor … Read the full press release

LAURETI DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST MOBILITY OPERATING SYSTEM

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Laureti, a pioneering mobility technology company, reveals MiRA.OS– a first-of-its kind mobility operating system designed to deliver a dedicated passenger-centric experience. The central rationale of the operating system supports passenger wellness, productivity and connectivity—in … Read the full press release

European Space Agency: free live event on 14 Oct 2020 to show the hardware and the people that Europe relies on for its exploration missions to ISS, Moon and Mars

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Space Agency, the European intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced that this year’s International Astronautical Congress will be visiting virtually the sites where Europe’s exploration of our Solar … Read the full press release

French Treasury Director-General Odile Renaud-Basso to succeed Sir Suma Chakrabarti as EBRD president

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that its Board of Governors has elected Odile Renaud-Basso of France as its next President. Currently Director-General at the French Treasury, Ms Renaud-Basso replaces Sir Suma … Read the full press release

Total acquires 20 percentage in 30 MW Eolmed floating wind farm pilot project

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP) a French multinational integrated oil and gas company, has announced it has purchased a 20% shareholder in the Eolmed floating wind farm pilot project, located in the Mediterranean, off the … Read the full press release

World Payments Report 2020: compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% expected for global non-cash transactions for 2019-2023

A recipe of increased payment volume consumer behavior shifts, and greater risk create a new landscape for payments (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), a French multinational global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, has … Read the full press release

SUEZ considers Veolia’s purchase of 29.9% of its capital a hostile act

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ (EPA: SEV), a global leader in the water and waste sectors, has issued an announcement in regard to Veolia’s purchase of 29.9% of its capital. SUEZ finds the purchase by Veolia (EPA: … Read the full press release

VINCI in negotiations to acquire Grupo ACS’s “Industrial Services” division

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 2-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI announces that it has presented a non-binding proposal to Grupo ACS to form the basis of negotiations for the acquisition of Grupo ACS’s “Industrial Services” division, whose controlling holding company is “ACS … Read the full press release

Digital Health: Enovacom to consolidate all of Orange Healthcare B2B activities starting October 1, 2020

The healthcare sector is a key focus of Orange’s 2025 strategic plan (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 1-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced a reorganization within its Orange Business Services subsidiary. Begining of … Read the full press release

Eveliqure announces the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of its combined Shigella and ETEC vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 24-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eveliqure Biotechnologies GmbH, an Austrian biotechnology company, today announces the initiation of clinical testing for its ShigETEC vaccine candidate, with the dosing of the first subject in a Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity … Read the full press release

European research project successfully demonstrates laser structuring of large surface areas to produce materials with fluid repellent and anti-bacterial effects

(PRESS RELEASE) PARMA, 23-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU TresClean project has successfully completed its mission to demonstrate that tailored surfaces replicating the types of organic structures found in nature can produce beyond state-of-the-art fluid-repellent and antibacterial surfaces. The project … Read the full press release

eFax lance un programme de distribution dans la région EMEA

eFax lance un programme de distribution dans la région EMEA

eFax investit dans un nouveau programme de distribution dans la région EMEA, renforçant l’assistance proposée à ses partenaires de distribution et clients afin d’accélérer la transformation numérique en Europe (PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 23-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — eFax (http://efax.co.uk), la solution … Read the full press release

Suez 2030 transformation strategy update: results exceed our objectives

EPS1 from €0.75 to €0.80 in 2021 and up to €1.0 in 2022 Ordinary dividend at €0.65 paid in 2021 and growing to €0.70 in 2022 Exceptional dividend or share buyback of at least €1bn as soon as possible and by … Read the full press release

The COVID-19 vaccine based on Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology and GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system secures 300 million doses order from the European Commission (EC)

Agreement signed today supports scale-up of manufacturing capabilities in several European countries Vaccine candidate uses Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology combined with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused … Read the full press release