France allows exceptions to food labeling rules amid war in Ukraine – POLITICO

PARIS — As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a shortage of sunflower oil, food producers plan to replace it with other ingredients such as rapeseed or palm oil. But companies face another problem: printing new packaging and labels in time. That’s why France on Tuesday announced that it will temporarily allow food companies … Read more

EU celebrates, and frets, over Macron’s victory – POLITICO

No need for any more conferences: Emmanuel Macron is the future of Europe. With his decisive electoral victory over right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen on Sunday, Macron not only clinched five more years as president of France but also secured his place — for better or worse — at the center of EU decision-making through … Read more

European markets as investors react to France’s Macron win

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Monday as the sell-off in global markets continues into the new trading week. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 94 points lower at 7,533, Germany’s DAX 241 points lower at 13,901 and France’s CAC 40 down 72 points at 6,509, according to data … Read more

French election results 2022: Exit polls predict win for Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen

French voters in the UK on both sides of the political spectrum have said they believe the presidential election could bring a “big change” to the nation in the form of a shift to the right, PA reports. People at the polls said they believed centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron would retain his leadership, but his … Read more

Penny Lancaster, 51, puts on a VERY leggy display as she cosies up to husband Rod Stewart, 77

Sir Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster looked in good spirits as they posed for pictures after a romantic date night at Mr Chows in London on Saturday. The musician, 77, and his model wife, 51, made for a handsome couple as they dressed to the nines for the occasion. Penny sported a green animal print … Read more

Marine Le Pen’s party paying £10m to Russian military contractor under US sanctions

It was finalized in 2014, six months after Russia annexed Crimea in its first invasion of Ukraine. Foreign banks and companies cannot make campaign contributions under French law but they are allowed to lend money. Moscow-based Aviazapchast supplies Russian military aircraft and parts across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and refurbished planes for Syria. … Read more

French conservatives torn between ‘unbearable’ Emmanuel Macron and ‘unknown’ Marine Le Pen

The state of the Socialists, France’s other traditional party of government, is just as shambolic. Its candidate Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, finished on just 1.7 per cent. The two parties continue to run the majority of France’s towns and cities but Mr Macron’s rise to power has killed the traditional Left and Right … Read more

Why the EU’s future hinges on the French election result

The future of the European Union hangs in the balance as French voters head to the polls to elect their new president. The vote is a “referendum on Europe”, says Emmanuel Macron, who accuses his rival, Marine Le Pen, of plotting a “hidden Frexit”. A Macron victory will accelerate federalist ambitions of EU political integration, … Read more

France and Germany evaded arms embargo to sell weapons to Russia

France and Germany armed Russia with €273 million (£230 million) of military hardware now likely being used in Ukraine, an EU analysis shared with The Telegraph has revealed. They sent equipment, which included bombs, rockets, missiles and guns, to Moscow despite an EU-wide embargo on arms shipments to Russia, introduced in the wake of its … Read more

Siemens Gamesa in $629 million sale of south European assets to SSE

Details of the agreement between SSE and SGRE were announced on the same day the latter released preliminary results for the second quarter, reporting revenue of around 2.2 billion euros and an operating loss of roughly 304 million euros. Paul Ellis | AFP | Getty Images Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has agreed to sell assets … Read more