Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Dupixent demonstrated significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials

Results showed Dupixent demonstrated a significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials in a broad population of patients with uncontrolled asthma, irrespective of minimum baseline eosinophil levels or other biomarkers of Type 2 inflammation Greater … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes launch R&D programme dedicated to digital simulation techniques for powertrain design

The aim of the programme is to bring low-emission vehicles to market faster Digital simulation reduces engine design turnaround time by reducing the need for physical tests and prototypes, thereby lowering development costs PARIS, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe PSA … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s Outstanding Women in Leadership program recognised with Program of the Year award at Skillsoft’s Perspectives Innovation Awards

PARIS, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini today announced that it has received the Program of the Year award at Skillsoft’s Perspectives Innovation Awards held in Las Vegas, USA. Capgemini was recognized for its Outstanding Women in Leadership program, demonstrating the strength of the … Read the full press release

Capgemini and Efma offer a world-wide networking and collaborative community for FinTechs and financial institutions with the launch of FinTechVisor portal

PARIS/ NEW YORK, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini and Efma today announced the launch of FinTechVisor, an innovative platform designed to bring FinTechs and financial institutions together to collaborate. The FinTechVisor portal offers a world-wide networking and collaborative community for FinTechs and … Read the full press release

Lagardère group: Laurent Guimier appointed as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Europe 1

PARIS, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arnaud Lagardère, General and Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA, has appointed Laurent Guimier as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Europe 1. Laurent Guimier replaces Frédéric Schlesinger and will take up his new position with … Read the full press release

Veolia and Suez awarded contract to design, build and operate the Gandharbpur drinking water treatment plant in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the authority in charge of drinking water and wastewater management for the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has chosen Veolia, together with Suez, for the design, build and operate contract for the Gandharbpur drinking … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space’s Spacebus Neo product line enters qualification phases and manufacturing process

Critical design review successfully achieved CANNES, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space announces that a major milestone for Spacebus Neo development has been achieved and put on track the qualification and manufacturing of this very innovative product line. Thales … Read the full press release

Groupe BPCE appoints Nicolas Namias as Management Board member

PARIS, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe BPCE’s Supervisory Board today approved the appointment of Nicolas Namias – currently Chief Financial Officer of Natixis – as Management Board member of Groupe BPCE, in charge of finance, strategy and legal affairs, Supervisory Board … Read the full press release

CEB and CDC to provide funds for the renovation of the social housing facilities “Young Workers’ Hostels”

PARIS, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), and Eric Lombard, Director General of Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), today signed a €150 million framework loan agreement to finance the renovation of the “Young Workers’ … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

European leaders in the payments industry SIX and Worldline enter into a strategic partnership

Worldline to acquire SIX Payment Services SIX to hold a 27% equity stake in Worldline SIX is entering a strategic partnership with Worldline in the cards business (merchant acceptance & acquiring and international card processing). SIX will bring the existing … Read the full press release

Coface: EU accession of Western Balkans likely to happen as it would counterbalance influence of Russia and China in the region

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union – Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists … Read the full press release

ESC statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis: more evidence needed before anti-inflammatory drugs can join statins as standard treatment

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) consensus statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (1) Written by the ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, the document … Read the full press release

SUEZ NWS and Cleanaway won the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility contract in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

PARIS, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ NWS and Cleanaway1 won the Dafa hazardous waste treatment facility contract in Kaohsiung, located in south-western Taiwan. The contract provides for the acquisition of the plant by the two partners for €36 million and its … Read the full press release

Paul de Leusse appointed Deputy CEO for mobile financial services on the Orange Executive Committee

PARIS, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Paul de Leusse has been appointed Deputy CEO for mobile financial services on the Orange Executive Committee. With his extensive experience in the banking and financial sector, he will be responsible for mobile financial services, … Read the full press release

Michelin: our latest endurance racing tyres evolved significantly for the FIA WEC’s 2018/2019 ‘Super Saison’

 Clermont-Ferrand, France, 09-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As was the case when Mark Webber publicly expressed his satisfaction with his Michelin tyres after his FIA World Endurance Championship debut in 2014, during the first testing opportunities Fernando Alonso (Toyota Gazoo Racing) similarly … Read the full press release

Alstom to supply additional Metropolis trains to Singapore Land Transport Authority for the extensions of Singapore North East Line and Circle Line

Saint-Ouen, France, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has signed an agreement with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply six additional Metropolis trains (36 metro cars) and 11 additional Metropolis trains (33 metro cars) for the extensions of Singapore North East … Read the full press release

John C. Reed, M.D. Ph.D. to succeed Elias Zerhouni, M.D. as Head of Global Research and Development at Sanofi

PARIS, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Head of Global Research and Development will retire from Sanofi on June 30th, 2018, after more than 9 years of distinguished service with the company. He will be succeeded in the post … Read the full press release

Capgemini named the Regional Partner of the Year by SAS for France, Benelux, UK, DACH, Nordics and Russia

Capgemini is recognized for its joint initiatives on fraud analytics, GDPR and operational analytics PARIS, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has been named the Regional Partner of the Year by SAS for the North and West EMEA region … Read the full press release

Lagardère group in exclusive negotiations with Czech Media Invest for the sale of its magazine titles in France

PARIS, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lagardère group announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Czech Media Invest in order to sell its magazine titles in France, including Elle and its various extensions including online presence of Elle France, Version Femina, Art … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines signs by-the-hour support contracts for the H125 and H130 helicopters of Papillon and Rainier

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, … Read the full press release

VINCI subsidiary Eurovia to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil engineering contractor TNT group

C$170 million (€112 million) revenue Eurovia boosts its operations in Quebec Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil … Read the full press release

Bouygues Construction to build the future Biology – Pharmacy – Chemistry (BPC) Centre on the Plateau de Saclay

PARIS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Paris-Sud University and the Platon Saclay project company, led by Bouygues Construction, has signed a public-private partnership contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the future Biology – Pharmacy – Chemistry (BPC) Centre … Read the full press release

International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) Jumping to New Heights in Europe – 2nd Annual EU Conference & Trade Show

AMSTERDAM, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) will hold their 2nd Annual European Conference & Trade Show 21 & 22 May 2018 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, NL. Conference attendees will have the … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance helped Sidaction raise €100,396 for fight against AIDS

On 23-24 March, to mark the 11th year of its partnership with Sidaction, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance helped the charity to raise €100,396 in pledges to help it in the fight against AIDS. Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A … Read the full press release

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation loans USD 2 million to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan for on-lending to MSMEs

Credit facility will help drive financial inclusion by expanding access to working capital loans Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will provide a USD 2 million loan to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan (FINCA Jordan), a FINCA … Read the full press release

McKesson Europe subsidiary OCP acquires PHR group

OCP, a subsidiary of McKesson Europe, a European distributor of healthcare products and a pharmaceutical retailer, has acquired the PHR group, a major player in pharmacist groups in France. STUTTGART, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a time when all the players … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole Start & Pulse start-up challenge reveals the winners at the CA Consumer Finance Innovation Day

Montrouge, France, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In September 2017, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance – a major player in consumer credit in Europe – launched ‘Start & Pulse’, its first international challenge open to innovative companies, with five of its European entities. … Read the full press release

ENGIE will offer AIR PRODUCTS tamper-proof traceability of the origin of its green energy in near-real time using blockchain

PARIS, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and AIR PRODUCTS have signed a contract that will allow AIR PRODUCTS to maximise, trace and certify the green energy used in its manufacturing process, using blockchain technology. The AIR PRODUCTS & ENGIE contract represents … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Axium Infrastructure to acquire microgrid and district energy system in the Longwood Medical Area, Boston

La Défense, France, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Axium Infrastructure, operating jointly as Longwood Energy Partners, have just completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system in the Longwood Medical Area, in Boston, Massachusetts. The energy system serves … Read the full press release