Macron's centrist French govt survives no-confidence votes
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist government has survived two no-confidence votes prompted by opposition lawmakers to protest the use of a special constitutional power to force the budget bill through the National Assembly without a vote.
French PM to requisition workers amid refineries strike
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has announced a decision to requisition workers operating petrol depots of the ExxonMobil’s French branch Esso and threatened to do the same for those of Total group, amid strikes that have led fuel pumps to run dry in the country.
France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010, a sign is seen at a Carrefour supermarket in Brussels. France's government said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)PARIS – France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard. That follows similar comments by Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire who explained that the country's “food sovereignty” is at stake. “I’m not in favor of such a deal,” Le Maire said on television channel France 5 on Wednesday.