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Macron announces plan to build express train lines in urban centres

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French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to see the future building of express commuter rail networks in towns and cities across France, calling it 'a super idea, for the environment, for the economy and for the quality of life'.

France launches 50m-euro contingency plan for no-deal Brexit

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French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Thursday announced a 50-million-euro contingency plan in the case that Britain would leave the European Union on March 29th without a trade agreement, which he described as 'less and less unlikely', which includes the building of infrastructures around transport hubs to deal with delays in commercial traffic and the recruitment of around 600 extra staff in customs and veterinary services.

Major north-west France airport project scrapped

France — Link

The French government has announced that a five-decade plan to build a major airport hub at Notre-Dames-des-Landes, close to Nantes in north-west France has been abandoned after fierce opposition by environmentalists.

Hollande unveils 2-billion-euro job creation scheme

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The French president told business leaders France faced an 'uncertain economic climate' and was in a state of 'economic and social emergency'.

Islamic State 'ordered plot to behead French naval officer'

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The Paris public prosecutor said one of three men arrested this week for plan to attack a French naval base admitted receiving orders from Syria.

Paris mayor unveils 8m-euro city-centre green walkway plan

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Public consultations will follow Anne Hidalgo's proposal to turn two-lane riverside road through central Paris into a pedestrian path and gardens.

French PM announces 2.5 bln-euro business investment plan

France — Link

Manuel Valls unveiled a package of tax breaks for investment by firms and quicker tax refunds for local authorities to encourage public works.

Air France reveals new job-cuts plan

France — Link

Union officials said the French carrier had informed them 800 jobs will be lost, affecting both ground staff and cabin crews, over three years.

French deficit-reduction plan bets on growth

France — Link

The French government unveiled a slacker plan to reduce the public deficit, with no margin for error should growth fail to meet projections.

France unveils sweeping plan to revive flagging industrial base

France — Link

President François Hollande sets out 10-year industrial policy based on 34 sectors, from renewable energy to robotics and medical biotech.