Anti-nuclear activists   on the “Europe” bridge between Kehl, southwestern Germany, and Strasbourg, eastern France, remember the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden alerted the French government to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl two days after it occurred. The priority of French authorities was to preven(...)

French  police officers, military personnel and rescue helpers attend an exercise simulating a chemical terrorist attack in view of the Uefa Euro 2016 soccer championship  in Toulouse, southern France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In the wake of jihadist attacks that killed 148 people in France last year, and in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship that will bring m(...)

Carlos Tavares, chief executive officer of PSA Peugeot Citroen, has promised that between now and 2021 his two vehicle brands (three if you count Citroen’s luxury DS spinoff) will launch 26 new passenger cars and eight new commercial vehicles including a pickup truck for the burgeoning one-tonne market.

PSA Peugeot Citroen seems to have shaken off the last shackles of its recession worries and is striking ahead with an ambitious plan dubbed ‘Push To P(...)

Linda Jackson,  chief executive, Citroën

In an otherwise nondescript industrial estate on the outskirts of Paris, we’re seated in the corner of a domed windowless room, reminiscent of an emp(...)

Milk supply: The European Commission  stressed that the measure did not signal a return to EU milk quotas which were abolished last year. Photograph: Getty

and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sanctioned a temporary reintroduction of cuts to milk production in the EU in response to falling price(...)

Matthias Mueller, chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG, addresses a meeting with workers on Tuesday. Mueller sought to win over workers to restructuring measures aimed at lifting margins at the embattled German carmaker’s namesake brand and helping weather the emissions-cheating scandal.

European prosecutors tightened the screw on Volkswagen on Tuesday as the fallout from the emissions scandal spread. As France announced it had opened(...)

Artist’s impression   of the how the proposed Hinkley Point C station: Former Électricité de France money man Thomas Piquemal’s fears over Hinkley Point – that it could threaten the future of the entire EDF group – are now widely shared. Photograph: EDF/PA

The first concrete has yet to be poured in the construction of the £18 billion (€23.2 billion) Hinkley Point C project. But already it is turning into(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande arrive at the Musée de Picardie in Amiens for a joint press conference on Thursday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

French president François Hollande has warned Britain about the “consequences” of a vote to leave the European Union. “I don’t want to scare you,” M(...)

Spectators wait on  the Stade de France pitch  following the friendly football match between France and Germany  on November 13th, 2015, after a series of  explosions outside the  stadium. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

The French organisers insist that everything possible is being done to ensure that players and spectators are safe at Euro2016 but tournament director(...)

A French riot policeman secures the area as workmen destroy a makeshift shelter during the partial dismantlement of the camp for migrants called the “jungle”, in Calais, northern France. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Work began on Monday to clear a shanty town outside Calais used by migrants trying to reach Britain after the French government won a legal battle to(...)