Keyword: agreement

France and Britain sign deal to beef up security to contain migrants in Calais

Migrants in Calais chanted 'We are not animals' as French, UK ministers announced new measures including a joint 'control and command centre'.

French interior minister meets Google, Facebook and Twitter on terror posts

Bernard Cazeneuve met the US tech giants in California, asking them to work directly with French authorities to erase online terror propaganda.

Egypt, France ink contract for first Rafale fighter jet sale

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and the CEO of the jet's maker Dassault travelled to Cairo to seal the multi-billion euro deal.

Britain to contribute 15M euros to help Calais crackdown on migrants

The agreement announced on Saturday provides for tighter border controls and increased cooperation between French and British police.

Putin to restrict adoption of Russian children after French gay marriage law

Russian president says adoption by gay couples goes against his country's values and will seek changes in an agreement regulating adoptions.

The 'strangely secret' deal between Google and an ailing French press

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There was all the atmosphere of a joint press conference between heads of state when French President François Hollande and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this month announced an agreement had been reached between the US search engine giant and the French press over Google’s use of article contents. Google will make a one-off payment of 60 million euros to fund development of the publishers' presence on the internet, while it will also offer to increase their online revenues using Google’s advertising platforms. However, as Dan Israel and Jérôme Hourdeaux report, what was presented as a "historic" compromise is in reality a long-term victory for Google over an ailing, cash-strapped press, while the details of the deal are, curiously, to remain secret.   

France and Britain 'agree on eurozone bank supervision'

France and the UK agree EU plan for the European Central Bank to supervise eurozone banks, with London taking part in decision-making process.

Tough challenge for French labour reforms

President Hollande walks tightrope with reforms to ease labour costs and layoff procedures, while also offering guarantees against job losses.

Google reaches digitising deal with French publishers

Google has reached what it called a “pioneering” agreement with French publishers for digitising out-of-print books, ending six years of litigation.

Bettencourt clan finally agree L'Oréal is worth it

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A ruling by the Versailles court of appeal on July 4th 2013 has ordered that Mediapart must remove from its website all articles which contain extracts from the so-called ‘butler tapes’ at the heart of the Bettencourt affair. The penalty for not doing so is 10,000 euros per article per day (effective from July 21st). Mediapart has appealed against the ruling.