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06/11/2015 - France

French tests confirm Volkswagen cheated again on pollution

According to first tests conducted in France on cars from a number of automakers, it has been revealed that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
06/11/2015 - France

France to set up border checks for Paris UN climate talks

France is to introduce border checks for its Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held 30 November to 11 December.

15/10/2015 - France

France to increase taxes on controversial diesel fuel

The French government has announced a rise in the price of the controversial diesel fuel just weeks ahead of Paris Climate Change Conference.

02/10/2015 - France

France opens inquiry into Volkswagen for possible fraud

Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the nearly 1 million Volkswagen vehicles in the country fitted with devices to cheat diesel emissions tests.

01/10/2015 - France

Paris stiffens fine for tossing cigarette butts

The fine for dropping a cigarette butt on the street in Paris has nearly doubled to 68 euros, enforceable from 1 October.

Volkswagen has acknowledged that 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide are rigged.
30/09/2015 - France - Germany

Nearly 1 million vehicles in France fitted with cheating device: Volkswagen

Nearly a million Volkswagen vehicles sold in France have been equipped with devices to cheat diesel emissions tests, the German manufacturer's French arm said Wednesday.

An electric Autolib' car drives by the Eiffel Tower
27/09/2015 - FRANCE

Paris has car-free Sunday ahead of Cop21 climate change conference

For the first time ever the centre of Paris was car-free all day long on Sunday, in a bid to promote cleaner forms of transport in a festive atmosphere.
Volkswagen admitted Monday to equipping its diesel-fuelled cars in the United States with software to hide their pollution levels.

Volkswagen not only emission-test cheat, car campaigners claim

France joined other European nations in calling for continent-wide investigations into the automotive sector on Tuesday after German manufacturer Volkswagen admitted it had installed software into ...
VW dealership in Hamburg, Germany
22/09/2015 - France - Germany - US

French finance minister calls for Europe-wide probe after Volkswagen revelations

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has called for a Europe-wide inquiry after revelations that Volkswagen placed secret software in cars to dodge US pollution tests.
Tianjin blast may have grave consequences for local authorities
22/08/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Tianjin blast may have grave consequences for local authorities

Four new fires broke out Friday in the devastation left by giant explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin last week.