Keyword: Hayange

France threatens to veto British Steel sale to Chinese firm

The French government has threatened to veto the sale of  British Steel to Chinese firm Jingye in norder to protect the functioning of the collapsed steelmaker's plant in Hayange, north-east France, which is considered a strategic national asset.

How a moribund steel region has found a lifeline – and jobs – in Luxembourg

By
A Hayange. © (dr) A Hayange. © (dr)

Town after town looks on in horror and dismay as the furnaces close down in the Fensch Valley in Lorraine in north-east France. The only lifeline left to the locals is the nearby Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the shape of its banks and its factories. Nearly 80,000 workers from the Lorraine region now make the daily commute to tap the growth and higher pay on the other side of the border. Rachida El Azzouzi reports.