The North-South divide threatens the fight for the climate

QUENTIN FALCOMPRESSED The lack of solidarity between rich and poor states risks slowing down the fight against climate change. At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), developed countries pledged to mobilize 100 billion dollars (86 billion euros, at the current rate) per year by 2020 for nations in development. Only $ 80 billion was redistributed … Read more

Cécile Rap-Veber becomes the first woman to lead Sacem since its creation

Cécile Rap-Veber, in July 2015. JEAN-BAPTISTE MILLOT No surprise transition to the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers (Sacem). Following a “Divergence of views on strategy and governance with Jean-Noël Tronc”, who had headed Sacem since 2012, the board of directors dismissed him and promoted, Thursday, October 21, the director of development, international and … Read more

For the Director General of the International Labor Organization, “we need a social consensus for the ecological transition to succeed”

Guy Ryder, the director general of the International Labor Organization, in Beijing, in November 2019. FLORENCE LO Guy Ryder is Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency, which brings together representatives of governments, employers and employees from 187 member states. The former British union leader explains at what cost the … Read more

Announcements by Jean Castex on the rise in fuel prices: the opposition denounces a “tinkering”

Jean Castex on the television news set of TF1, October 21, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Compensation of 100 euros to cope with soaring prices at the pump. The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, unveiled, Thursday, October 21, on the 8:00 pm TF1 set, the government’s response to concerns about soaring fuel prices and purchasing power. … Read more

what are these electronic chips, the shortage of which is disrupting the world economy?

Their production remains a complex process: it takes years of research and development to design, produce and market a range of semiconductors. Here, a “wafer” containing Intel’s Xeon Ice Lake processors. COURTESY OF INTEL CORP / VIA REUTERS Semiconductors are to electronics what petroleum is to industry: an essential, but often invisible, component found in … Read more

In the semiconductor crisis, Renault suffers

In Paris, August 15, 2021. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS The dropout is spectacular. Renault announced that the semiconductor shortage will lead to a production loss of around 500,000 vehicles in 2021, when presenting its third quarter revenue on Friday, October 22. So far, the French manufacturer had anticipated this loss to 220,000 vehicles, expecting to … Read more

ELA, the Basque union which has placed ecological transition at the heart of its strategy

ELA executives Mitxel Lakuntza (right) and Leire Txakartegi, in San Sebastian (Spanish Basque Country), October 12, 2021. JUAN HERRERO / EFE Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next … Read more

Suspended in summer 2019, the Perpignan-Rungis “primeurs train” relaunched

A demonstration of fruit and vegetable loading operations on board the Perpignan-Rungis train, during the presentation of the renovated wagons, October 21, 2021. RAYMOND ROIG / AFP His return was confirmed by the Prime Minister in September. Mr. Castex is going to relaunch, Friday, October 22, the “train of primeurs”, which transports Mediterranean fruits and … Read more

Evergrande, the indebted Chinese promoter, avoids a default

The Evergrande Center building in Shanghai, September 22, 2021. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP Evergrande is currently avoiding payment default. The ultra-indebted Chinese promoter, whose bankruptcy could shake the country’s economy, made a payment just before a deadline, state media announced on Friday (October 22nd). The real estate group, one of the largest in China, is … Read more