After 84 Years, France’s Oldest Refinery Closes its Doors

After a sixteen-month search for a buyer, Petroplus, France’s oldest refinery, was forced to concede defeat. No industrial group capable of buying and operating the site was interested. Tuesday, Aprile 16, Rouen’s commerce court rejected advances from the two remaining oil companies interested in buying the site. Offers from Panaméen Oil and Libyen Murzuq Oil […]

The Parti Socialiste Chooses Désir as President

This morning September 12, after a series of negotiations during its Congress in Toulouse, the Parti Socialiste (PS) has chosen Harlem Désir to succeed Martine Aubry as head of the PS. Former number 2 of the party, Désir was one of the favorites for this position, along with Jean Christophe Cambadélis. With support from powerful ministers, such […]