Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Icade sold its headquarters building in Issy-les-Moulineaux for €98.8 million to major French institutional investor

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 28, 2018, pursuant to the preliminary agreement signed last October 25 Icade sold Open (9,200 sq.m), its headquarters building located in Issy-les-Moulineaux, for €98.8 million excluding duties, to a major French institutional investor. … Read the full press release

Groupe AXA: Près de 24 000 collaborateurs issus de 36 pays ont souscrit à Shareplan 2018

PARIS, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA a annoncé le 24 août dernier le lancement de son offre d’actionnariat salarié « Shareplan 2018 », augmentation de capital réservée à ses collaborateurs tant en France qu’à l’international. Près de 24 000 collaborateurs … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

Olympique et Paralympique : Ma Belle Tribu met à l’honneur le sport à l’école en organisant un appel à projets sur cette thématique

PARIS, 26-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dans le cadre de la semaine Olympique et Paralympique organisée du 4 au 9 février 2019, Ma Belle Tribu, plateforme de financement participatif par le don initiée par la CASDEN Banque Populaire, met à l’honneur le … Read the full press release

EQT Real Estate I fund acquired a vacant office property located in Clichy Saint-Ouen, North Paris

The transaction represents EQT Real Estate’s fourth acquisition in Paris – a 9,050 square metre vacant office property for a price of EUR 42 million The property is located on rue Mozart in Clichy Saint-Ouen, North Paris, less than 200 … Read the full press release

SUEZ to manage Toulouse Métropole wastewater public service for the next 12 years

PARIS, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Toulouse Métropole has awarded SUEZ the contract to manage its wastewater public service for the next 12 years. Worth a total of 520 million euros, the contract will take effect on 1 January 2020. The Group … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

The Airbus Foundation welcomes Fab Foundation Director Sherry Lassiter to its College of External Experts

TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Airbus Foundation’s College of External Experts consists of five representatives from NGOs as well as the aerospace business. Their mission is to provide guidance and expertise in their respective fields to the Foundation’s Board of … Read the full press release

Philippe Mhun named Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Didier Evrard to retire after 41 years at Airbus TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently … Read the full press release

Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for EUR 352 million

BRUSSELS, PARIS, FRANKFURT, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters fleet

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years MARIGNANE, France, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ … Read the full press release

MJet GmbH of Austria to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform

TOULOUSE, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

Atos holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons

PARIS, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons. The members of the Scientific Council made of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians reviewed the two research and … Read the full press release

Singapore becomes the third country to welcome the Thales Digital Factory

After France and Canada, Singapore becomes the third country to welcome the Thales Digital Factory. The Digital Factory will deliver innovative digital solutions to Thales customers in the region in a collaborative way. Whenever appropriate, those products will then be … Read the full press release

Thales to present at the upcoming global conference and exhibition Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies (MAST) Indo-Asia 2018

As Indian naval forces proudly safeguard country’s national interests and maritime security, Thales is proud to support them achieve their big ambitions At MAST Indo-Asia 2018, Thales to showcase its full strength in naval defence with a focus on digital … Read the full press release

Worldline completes SIX Payment Services acquisition; SIX now holds 27% equity stake in Worldline

As communicated in May 2018, SIX, the parent company of SIX Payment Services, announced today the completion of the acquisition of SIX Payment Services by Worldline. As part of this transaction SIX now holds a 27% equity stake in Worldline … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Foundation becomes the first corporate foundation to join #GivingTuesday in France

For 20 years, the Schneider Electric Foundation has been rallying the Group’s employees to support its partner associations. Its actions are an integral part of the Schneider Sustainability Impact, which measures Schneider Electric’s non-financial performance The Schneider Electric Foundation is … Read the full press release

EHF EURO 2018: Infront works with European Handball Federation (EHF) to raise the bar in terms of digital services delivered

New initiatives designed to increase content and expand reach ZUG, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France from 29 November – 16 December, Infront – as the exclusive media and marketing partner of the EHF … Read the full press release

Zodiac Aerospace merger into Safran approved by Safran’s shareholders

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders’ vote were approved. … Read the full press release

Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin: We have delivered and even exceeded all our March 2016 ambitions

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has delivered and even exceeded its March 2016 ambitions. Ideally positioned to capture growth from Aerospace & Defense markets thanks to leading Tier 1 positions. Strengthen market leadership by: Reinforcing its key leading positions as … Read the full press release

German-based leisure airline Sundair orders four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, USA, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price. Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years » lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years », récompensant son acquisition des 10 aéroports portugais (ANA) en 2013, lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World, qui se tenait à Hambourg du 26 au … Read the full press release

GAD World: VINCI Airports voted “Deal of Quarter Century” for its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013

VINCI Airports was voted the “Deal of Quarter Century” in recognition of its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013 at the 25th GAD World event held in Hamburg from 26 to 29 November 2018. Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

BOURBON completes the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland

PARIS, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, BOURBON completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer. Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine … Read the full press release