Brune Poirson

Environmentalists battle against new yachting marina on France's Atlantic coast

France — Report

After sixteen years and much deliberation and delay, the French state has finally given the green light for a marina to be built at Brétignolles-sur-Mer on the west coast of France. The surprise decision has re-ignited long-standing opposition to the scheme amid fears it will harm biodiversity on that section of coastline. Now protestors have set up a camp near the site and staged a peaceful demonstration. Pierre-Yves Bulteau reports.

France to slap penalty charge on goods in non-recyclable plastic

France — Link

Ecological transition junior minister Brune Poirson has announced that consumer goods in non-recyclable plastic packaging will as of next year be subject to a 10 percent penalty price hike as part of a French government drive to make all packaging recyclable by 2025. 

France to reduce share of nuclear in power mix 'asap'

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French junior environment minister Brune Poirson made the commitment on Tuesday, although she did not give a target date.

Macron seeks to balance Left and Right with new government

France — Analysis

Following the recent Parliamentary elections President Emmanuel Macron has formed a new government under the same prime minister Édouard Philippe. However, what was supposed to be a minor technical change to the government has become rather larger in scale after the departure of four ministers in response to potential scandals. The result is a government that gives us a glimpse of how the new centrist president intends to balance his administration between the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Stéphane Alliès, Christophe Gueugneau, Mathieu Magnaudeix and Mathilde Mathieu report.