France to say 'au revoir' to coal by 2021

Michele Moreno
January 28, 2018

Since taking power last May, French president Emmanuel Macron has been an outspoken critic of Maduro, the hand-picked successor to longtime Venezuelan strongman and socialist Hugo Chavez.

"Let us not be naive".

Station F manager Roxanne Varza said the incubator, which Niel paid for with 250 million euros of his own money, received more applications from U.S. and United Kingdom start-ups past year than any other country. "Protectionism is not the answer", the German leader said in her own speech.

At Davos, Macron stressed that warming needs to be kept within the 2 degrees Celsius limit set at the Paris climate agreement.

Macron arrived at Davos having managed to push through sensitive labour and tax reforms in France while he is also out to reshape the country's higher education system.

His address followed on from a "Choose France" charm offensive on Monday at the Versailles palace where the 40-year-old centrist bathed in the attention of 140 bosses from companies such as Facebook and Google, who announced major investments.

Numerous bosses were in Davos too. When asked about the possibility of France recognizing a Palestinian state, Macron stated, "I will not take any decision in reaction to any decision", apparently referring to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the embassy move from Tel Aviv to the city.

"We're not moving quickly enough. How are we going to explain to people that they are going to be more vulnerable?" "It just means that President Trump is looking out for American interests, no different than other leaders look out for their own".

"Unless we are able to cooperate, we will not be able to take advantage of our comparative advantages".

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the annual World Economic Forum on January 24 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.

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