# France

A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre rubber defensive bullet launcher with an attached camera during clashes with protesters in Paris on February 2, 2019
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre […]

Riot control guns: the different choices made by European nations

The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters
The European Commission blocked a planned merger between the railway business of German industrial giant Siemens and France's Alstom on Wednesday, arguing that they failed to address its "serious" competition concerns.
The European Commission blocked a planne […]

EU blocks Siemens-Alstom rail merger amid ‘serious’ competition fears

The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.
From Left : French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after signing the new Franco-German friendship pact, known as 'Treaty of Aachen' on the 56th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty signed in Paris.
From Left : French Foreign Minister Jean […]

Franco-German treaty signed amid ‘growing populism’ in Europe

The Treaty commits the two neighbours to increased cooperation on foreign and defence policy, crime and terrorism, international development and research and economic integration.