Keyword: Henri Proglio

Boomerang effect: Hinkley nuclear project comes back to haunt Emmanuel Macron

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Emmanuel Macron, then economy minister, and EDF boss Jean-Bernard Lévy at a nuclear power station at Civaux, near Poitiers, March 17th, 2016. © Reuters Emmanuel Macron, then economy minister, and EDF boss Jean-Bernard Lévy at a nuclear power station at Civaux, near Poitiers, March 17th, 2016. © Reuters

The new French government has reacted as if it were surprised at the news that the French-led project to build a new nuclear power station in south-west England is already behind schedule and over budget. Yet it has known about the financial and technical risks posed by the Hinkley Point scheme for a long time, says Martine Orange. For the minister who personally backed and oversaw the massive project during the last presidency now himself occupies the Élysée.

Proglio drops bid to run defence firm Thales over 'Russian conflict of interest'

The former EDF chief, now advisor to Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom, was pushed to withdraw bid by French economy minister.

EDF chief and pro-nuclear campaigner Henri Proglio ousted

Proglio, an opponent of French government plans to reduce nuclear energy dependence, is to be replaced by Thales boss Jean-Bernard Lévy.

EDF chief's future hangs in balance

Appointed five years ago, the staunchly pro-nuclear EDF boss Henri Proglio faces a stern political battle in his bid for a second term of office. 

Daggers out as Veolia boss faces boardroom coup

Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, faces a boardroom coup orchestrated by EDF boss Henri Proglio.

EDF concerns for socialist victory in France

French utilities giant EDF appears increasingly concerned over Socialist Party presidential candidate's plans to reduce reliance on nuclear energy.