Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Atos opens HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence at Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader Atos has announced it will launch global HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in agreement with Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK. The Centre will provide … Read the full press release

Capgemini research: significant majority of consumers change their purchase preferences based on social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact

Capgemini research highlights a strong connection between sustainability and core-business benefits including increased customer loyalty and brand revenue (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini’s in-house think tank Capgemini Research Institute has released its new report titled “Consumer Products … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric announces two-year sponsorship of Master of Law and Business Ethics at CY Cergy Paris University

Schneider Electric continues to pursue its objective towards innovation in terms of Ethics applied to its activities by becoming the 8th Sponsor of this course The sponsorship will be supervised by Audrey Morin, Schneider Electric’s Group Compliance Director, and Roxana … Read the full press release

Imerys announces the appointment of Olivier Pirotte as Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions and Sébastien Rouge as Chief Financial Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World leader in specialty industrial minerals, Imerys announces changes in its Executive Committee as of August 2, 2020. Olivier Pirotte will become Director of the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions of the Group, … Read the full press release

ENGIE sells 49% equity interest in 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, 2-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational electric utility company, ENGIE signs agreement with Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, for the sale of 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables … Read the full press release

Study involving experts from the University of Exeter found majority of citizens in France and Germany support some European military cooperation independent of NATO

DEVON, 30-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Public research university The University of Exeter has announced that their experts have been part of a team that surveyed people in France and Germany during the autumn of 2019 about their nations’ defence relationships … Read the full press release

Alstom’s latest ETCS standard and its world-first data fusion algorithms to measure location and speed of trains get certified

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, Alstom earns full certification¹ of the latest interoperability standard for rail, ETCS² Baseline 3 Release 2. Alstom has also been certified by Belgorail³ to … Read the full press release

Accenture and Sopra Steria transformation program to modernize Covéa’s finance function across its three brands — MAAF, MMA and GMF

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Sopra Steria, European information technology consultancy formed by the merger of Sopra Group SA and Groupe Steria SCA, have announced they signed a four-year joint … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences Announces European Distribution Expansion for Deflux® and Solesta® for More Than Twenty Countries Through Five Leading Distributors and Direct Sales Effort

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., USA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced global distribution expansion for two of Palette’s products, Deflux and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier and Orange International Carriers join forces and combine expertise to enhance IPX services

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations understand the need to join forces and take advantage of combined expertise to effectively drive success. This is the reason why Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier and Orange … Read the full press release

Former Duff & Phelps EMEA Leader Yann Magnan joins 73 Strings as Co-founder and CEO

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 9-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Yann Magnan, who was earlier EMEA head of Duff & Phelps has joined 73 Strings as Co-founder and CEO. The firm which was mostly focused on developing products so far, will now deploy … Read the full press release

Total further contributes to the reduction of maritime industry’s carbon footprint by joining the “Getting to Zero Coalition”

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total supports the maritime industry’s decarbonisation by collaborating with companies across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and joining the Getting to Zero Coalition. The … Read the full press release

Capgemini expands its finance and accounting capabilities through global strategic alliance with BlackLine

Capgemini and BlackLine form global strategic alliance to enable organizations to optimize their finance and accounting processes (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A., 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services, Capgemini announces global … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa announces first firm offshore order in France

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

Total decided not to pursue the completion of the purchase of Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French broad-energy company Total has just announced it decided to discontinue the acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s Ghana assets. Originally signed in August 2019, the Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) between Total and Occidental … Read the full press release

Total to acquire Energías de Portugal’s portfolio of 2.5 million customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total has announced it is acquiring the portfolio of 2.5 million B2C customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants from Energías de Portugal. Combined the … Read the full press release

Accor guests worldwide to benefit from AXA’s expert medical solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurance leader, AXA announces an innovative strategic partnership with Accor, a global hospitality leader, to provide medical support to guests across the 5000 Accor hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, this … Read the full press release

RCH Embark on Lasting Partnership with Culinary Institute JRE

An exceptional business alliance in retail (PRESS RELEASE) TREVISO, Italy, 29-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH continues to champion the highest level of restaurateurism by forming an alliance with Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE), one of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutes. … Read the full press release

Atos provides solutions and computing power to help with the global fight against Covid-19

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 28-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader, Atos brings its technology leadership, skills and innovation resources to the global fight against Covid-19. Atos is involved on multiple fronts to help contain the spread of the virus, providing … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks for the French Government Resilience project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö-developed face mask material will be a part of the French Government’s Resilience project. In May, Ahlstrom-Munksjö will produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks to equipt civil servants in contact with … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Total awarded over 135 MW of solar projects in the seventh round of the French Energy Regulatory Commission tender

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, through Total Quadran, a wholly-owned affiliate dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France, was awarded with 131 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar projects – or 20% of the total up for … Read the full press release

Les clients Société Générale pour profiter paiement sans contact augmenter de 30€ à 50€

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — 5 millions de cartes bancaires Société Générale, toutes gammes confondues sont concernées par l’augmentation de plafond à 50 euros. A partir du 27 avril 2020 les cartes bancaires* détenues par les clients de … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Sanofi increases production capacity of hydroxychloroquine; commits to donate 100 million doses

Sanofi to provide Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine) wherever possible, while securing appropriate supply levels for current approved indications; The company already increased its production capacity by 50% and is on track to further increase production over the coming months; Ongoing global clinical … Read the full press release

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Taking into consideration the spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the luxury group Kering has announced that its Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has decided to lower the fixed portion of his … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading digital transformation company Atos SE announced it has made two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, available to researchers and businesses conducting research that is … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Two Dassault aircraft joins Resilience unit of the French Defense Ministry

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-CLOUD, France, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has made two Falcon business jets available to the French Defense Ministry as part of the Operation Resilience to deal with the health crisis linked to COVID-19. The Operation Resilience … Read the full press release