Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

ESC: faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality due to the use of WhatsApp by ambulance doctors in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free … Read the full press release

Alstom: Innovation award at Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk confirms Aptis’ uniqueness

Alstom and NTL received the Innovation label at Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium for Aptis, their new mobility experience.  Saint-Ouen, FRANCE, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aptis’ innovative design, based on that of a tram makes it a unique mobility solution. Its batteries and … Read the full press release

Alstom: Avelia Liberty livery revealed; trainset to run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

The livery of Alstom’s next generation high speed trainset, Avelia Liberty, which will run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) has recently been revealed. Saint-Ouen, FRANCE, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The design of the new livery is articulated around the overall shape of … Read the full press release

French Banking Federation (FBF) to appoint Olivier Mittelette as Head of the Investment Banking and Markets Department

PARIS, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Banking Federation (FBF) has announced the appointment of Olivier Mittelette as Head of the Investment Banking and Markets Department. Olivier Mittelette, 47, began his career as a lawyer at the law firm Price Waterhouse … Read the full press release

Bonduelle unveils mini cans of vegetables to give a new twist to everyday recipes

illeneuve-d’Ascq, France, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Even if the French population is keen to eat better and more healthily, only a quarter of French people eat their ‘five a day’. This is due to lifestyle changes and a lack of time … Read the full press release

Total and National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP) to study deep and ultra deep offshore areas off the coast of Guinea Conakry

PARIS, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Total and the National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP) signed a Technical Evaluation Agreement to study deep and ultra deep offshore areas located off the coast of Guinea Conakry, covering approximately 55,000 square kilometers. “By … Read the full press release

Orange establishes new headquarters for Orange Cyberdefense at Europe’s largest business district in the Paris area

Employees from six locations around Greater Paris brought together to enable closer collaboration.  A stimulating and attractive work environment, based on exchanges and sharing. PARIS, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange has set up its new headquarters for Orange Cyberdefense, the Group’s … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and NHV: Together we have made the H175 a benchmark for offshore transport

Marignane, France, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was … Read the full press release

Airbus: Final assembly of the A330-800 expected by the end of 2017; first flight in 2018

Production of first parts of the latest A330neo gears up at Airbus facilities TOULOUSE, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Group awards 57 new internal initiatives during the fifth annual “Environmental Efficiency Awards”

PARIS, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In line with its commitment over the past ten years to pro-actively reducing its carbon footprint, Societe Generale Group today awarded 57 new internal initiatives during the fifth annual “Environmental Efficiency Awards” ceremony. The remarkable success … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force

TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space today delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility. The aircraft, known as … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome the decision of the French and Italian GOVs to cooperate in the naval defence sector

Paris cedex, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defence sector. The … Read the full press release

Winners of Global Education Innovation Award

Global Education Network Europe announces the winners of the Global Education Innovation Award 2017 Dublin, Ireland, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes acquires Burlington, Massachusetts-based Exa for $400 million

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital Engineering Throughout Value-Chain VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault … Read the full press release

Chengdu Metro line to receive traction system from Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been awarded a contract by Chengdu Metro Corp. Ltd. to supply the traction systems for 496 metro cars to circulate on Line 5, the city’s new metro line. The contract is worth approximately … Read the full press release

Julien Naudy takes lead of EKZ JV in Astana

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an … Read the full press release

French and Indian Aerospace communities enhance ties to encourage and support French SMEs in India

St Cloud, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rafale International consisting of Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales have met more than 100 French SMEs in two-days Business to Business events. These events held  with Indian officials took place in Paris on the 19th … Read the full press release

Sanofi Genzyme, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals: APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints

Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Patisiran Meets Primary and All Secondary Endpoints, with Highly Significant Reduction In Neuropathy Progression and Improvement in Quality of Life at 18 Months Relative to Placebo Alnylam Intends to File New Drug Application (NDA) in Late 2017 … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation at Breitling Sion Airshow 2017 in Switzerland

PARIS, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation takes part in the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017, from September 15 to 17, 2017 in Sion (Switzerland). Dassault Aviation takes part in the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017, from September 15 to 17, 2017 … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA announces its new employee share offering “ACCELERATE 2017”

Eligible offer in 15 countries to more than 87,000 Groupe PSA employees Reservation period from September 22 to October 9, 2017 Final terms and conditions of the offer on November 9, 2017 PARIS, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with … Read the full press release

Capgemini named a leader and star performer in Everest Group’s 2017 PEAK Matrix™ Assessment for IT Outsourcing

Report highlights: digital and innovation investments spur banking win as well as first-time capital markets’ commendation PARIS/NEW YORK, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, was named a leader and star performer in … Read the full press release

Keolis’ Australian subsidiary to continue operating the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne Australia for the next seven years

PARIS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has been awarded the contract to continue operating the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne, Australia, for the next seven years. Keolis Downer has operated Yarra Trams since 2009, and in … Read the full press release

Thales to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea in UK

La Défense, France, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12.09.2017) Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new … Read the full press release

Natixis Assurances to acquire 40% of BPCE Assurances for EUR 272 million

PARIS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis, Macif and Maif announce the signature of an agreement for Natixis Assurances to acquire 40% of BPCE Assurances from Macif (25%) and Maif (15%). Following this transaction, Natixis Assurances will be BPCE Assurances’ sole shareholder. … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to supply the glazing for the new tramway between Strasbourg and Kehl

Courbevoie, France, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain is supplying the glazing for the new tramway that links Strasbourg (France) and Kehl (Germany), on the other side of the Rhine. Designed by Alstom, the first France-Germany cross-border tramway brings the two cities … Read the full press release

Philippe Dewost to lead Leonard, VINCI’s new Group-wide innovation and foresight platform

Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Philippe Dewost has been appointed director of Leonard, VINCI’s new Group-wide innovation and foresight platform. He took up his duties on 1 September and reports to Pierre Coppey, Executive Vice-President of VINCI. Philippe Dewost, a … Read the full press release

New executive team at BOURBON

PARIS, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting held on September 4, 2017, the Board of Directors of BOURBON confirmed Jacques de Chateauvieux as Executive Chairman, and entrusted Gaël Bodénès, as Chief Executive Officer, with the responsibility of the company … Read the full press release

Kering and LVMH establish a charter to ensure good working conditions for models

PARIS, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kering and LVMH have decided to establish a charter for the well-being of models that will be implemented throughout all their brands. Respecting the dignity of every man and woman is at the heart of both … Read the full press release

Hervé Castres Saint-Martin becomes Arkema’s VP Raw material and Energy Procurement

COLOMBES, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Hervé Castres Saint-Martin as Arkema’s Vice President Raw material and Energy Procurement effective 1st September 2017. Hervé Castres Saint-Martin, 53 years old, graduated from the Paris Ecole Supérieure de Physique et … Read the full press release