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Emmanuel Macron standing with a  bodyguard in Paris on Monday. He is the best-liked and least hated politician in France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The British state noticed Emmanuel Macron before the voters of France did. Trained in the Cartesian style to be at equal ease with numbers and ideas, (...)

Seven individuals and two former shareholders had been accused of selling shares in early 2006 in the knowledge that the A380 was running into delays

A French court on Monday quashed an insider trading case against current and former executives and two previous shareholders in Airbus Group, ending o(...)

Angela Merkel: “I once said that spying on friends is not on.That seems to be a more ambitious goal than I thought, but we have to work towards this”

Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted it was “ambitious” of her to demand that the US should not spy on Germany after revelations of just that by Edw(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: when her own phones were tapped, she said, “Spying on friends is just not on.” Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP/Getty Images

When confronted with Edward Snowden’s allegations of US National Security Agency mass surveillance of European citizens, EU institutions, and even on(...)

EADS chief executive officer Tom Enders pauses during a news conference in Berlin earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe

Airbus parent company EADS is to cut 5,800 European jobs in a three-year restructuring of its defence and space activities, the European aerospace gro(...)

South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok leaves after a briefing at the ministry. South Korea voted against Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle in its 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) tender. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korea said it would hold a new tender for 60 fighter jets after rejecting Boeing’s bid for the 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) contract over con(...)

Bovis Homes said it expects the price of its homes to increase by 10 per cent this year, lifting its profit margin as land bought at a discount lowers(...)

EADS chief executive Tom Enders  has vowed to make the group  more investor-driven. Photograph: Bloomberg

European Aeronautic, Defence and Space will adopt the Airbus name for the entire group as part of a reorganisation that cements the dominance of its a(...)

Aer Lingus shares climbed 3.5 per cent in Dublin yesterday

Stocks pushed higher yesterday as investors remain optimistic that economic growth is picking up, with many companies reporting better than exp(...)

Revenues at Europe’s largest aerospace group rose 9 per cent in the first quarter of 2013. Photograph: Reuters/Bobby Yip

Core profit at Airbus parent EADS rose sharply in the first quarter after the passenger jet maker raised output of its most profitable planes, (...)