Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

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

Michelin to unveil its latest enduro tyres at 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE)

For the first time, Michelin is a partner of the 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) which is based this year in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, on August 28-September 2. Boulogne-Billancourt, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin has chosen to take advantage … Read the full press release

Arkema site in Crosby, Texas safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall

The Arkema site in Crosby, Texas has been shut-down since Friday. COLOMBES, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The site anticipated the storm, and safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall. The facility has had extraordinary levels of rain, receiving approximately 40 … Read the full press release

Airbus Foundation conducts workshops of the Airbus Little Engineer programme in Singapore

Cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Space and Technology Association         Programme reached 75 students during two workshops about A380 and Space         Mr NG Chee Meng, Minister for … Read the full press release

Transporeon / Capgemini Transport Market Monitor: Transport capacities reached a seven year low in 2Q 2017

The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics UTRECHT, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that … Read the full press release

Thales to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Bangkok metro’s Blue Line Extension

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reinforcing its strengths in the Thai transportation market, Thales has been selected by the Bangkok Expressway Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited (CK) to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection … Read the full press release

Thales security evaluation: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ enables secure payment networks from all major credit cards

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales’s security evaluation of the Samsung Pay contactless payment application, performed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone, has succeeded in allowing the app to be certified on the device. Key Points Thales has … Read the full press release

Invacare introduce their first touch screen remote

BASEL, Switzerland, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare brings next generation technology to powerchairs, following extensive trials and consumer-led insights. Touch screen technology is used daily on devices such as smartphones and tablets and thanks to Invacare, this … Read the full press release

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Invacare International take powerchairs to a new level

CARDIFF, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare is once again raising the bar in the powerchair market, following on from the successful launch of the LiNX control system last year. Invacare has taken the smart technology a step … Read the full press release

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Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

Sanofi files patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in US

PARIS, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi announced today that it filed a patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“Merck”) on August 8, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In its suit Sanofi … Read the full press release

FATF assessment of Denmark’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system

PARIS, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Denmark has the foundations for a sound regime to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to improve the implementation of measures to mitigate the risks, including through better assessing those risks and enhancing national … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology, Prof Scott Montgomery: Severe infections in adulthood are associated with a contemporaneously raised risk of cardiovascular disease

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive … Read the full press release

EU, KfW and French bank AFD to help Jordan deal with water shortage

European initiative: EU, KfW and French development bank AFD launch project against water shortage in Jordan EUR 152 million to improve drinking water supply and waste water disposal Financing provided by Germany: EUR 80 million Improvement of water supply for … Read the full press release

Arkema names Beatriz Mendez as VP of Goods & Services Procurement

COLOMBES, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Beatriz Mendez as Vice President of Goods & Services Procurement for the Group, effective 1st August 2017. Beatriz Mendez, a 45 year old Spanish national, is a graduate of both … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes and No Magic to join their expertise in the Model-based systems engineering field

Providing an Integrated Solution for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), ranging from systems of systems, embedded systems modeling and execution to code generation Adopting and Expanding Industry Standards for “Internet of Experiences” Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, High-Tech, Life … Read the full press release

Luo Gang named CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & services TOULOUSE, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

French Energy Regulatory Commission: ENGIE awarded 10 photovoltaic projects in France

La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the second solar bidding session organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE4-2), ENGIE, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Green, La Compagnie du Vent, CNR and Solairedirect, has been awarded 10 photovoltaic … Read the full press release