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30/10/2014

French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.
29/10/2014

French press review 29 October 2014

Financial trickery and violence are the unhappy options offered by this morning's French front pages.There are reports on the uproar in France caused by the death of an ecology protester at the ...
A protest after Rémi Fraisse's death in the southern city of Albi on Monday
28/10/2014 - France

French government tries to quell new crisis after anti-dam protester’s death

French President François Hollande appealed for calm on Tuesday as Green campaigners slammed his Socialist government over the death of a demonstrator during protests against the construction ...
28/10/2014

French press review 28 October 2014

This morning's front pages are dominated by a dispute between ecologists and the local authorities over the construction of a dam in a place in south-west France called Sivens.
Protest at site of dam in Sivens, Sunday, 26 October
27/10/2014 - France

Man dies in French anti-dam protest

A former Ecology Minister has called for work on a controversial dam in Sivens in southwestern France to be halted, after a man died in a protest on Saturday night.

Leaders of Finland (Prime minister Alexander Stubb), Netherlands (Prime Minister Mark Rutte), Germany (Chancellor Angela Merkel) and Lithuania (President Dalia Grybauskaite) at the summit in Brussels
24/10/2014 - EUROPE

Despite divisions, European leaders reach climate accord

An agreement on climate change targets puts Europe in the driver's seat ahead of next year's global climate conference in Paris -

"Visionator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-L) with French President François Hollande, his ecology adviser Nicolas Hulot and France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius on Friday in Paris.
12/10/2014 - France - Climate change

Schwarzenegger’s Paris climate meeting calls for action on global warming

A global warming conference in Paris, launched by former Hollywood star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ended with international officials and business leaders present pledging to seek ...
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
 Amazon rainforest changes affect indigenous people's diet
25/09/2014 - International report

Amazon rainforest changes affect indigenous people's diet

If the Amazon rainforest is changing rapidly and seeing more diversity, one of the ways it is changing is in the diet of the indigenous peoples.

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