Bridgestone job cuts: French ministers meet to prevent site closure | AFP

Less than a week after the shock announcement of the closure of the Bridgestone plant in Béthune in northern France, French ministers Agnès Pannier-Runacher (Industry) and Elisabeth Borne (Labor) meet to put pressure on management to try to prevent the closure of the site, which employs 863 people.

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French PM Castex visits Bic factory for meeting on delocalised industry | AFP

French Prime Minister Jean Castex arrives at a Bic factory in Montévrain (Seine-et-Marne), to preside over a National Council of Relocated Industry meeting, as part of the country’s wider economic recovery plan. Castex is accompanied by the ministers of Economy Bruno Le Maire, Elisabeth Borne (Labour), and Agnès Pannier-Runacher (Industry).

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French environment minister Elisabeth Borne hands over to Barbaba Pompili | AFP

Former Secretary of State in Charge of Biodiversity Barbaba Pompili takes part in a handover ceremony, succeeding Elisabeth Borne as France’s new environment minister. IMAGES

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Memorial ceremony for victims of Storm Xynthia in 2010 | AFP

French Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne joins local officials and family members at a ceremony in memorial of victims of Storm Xynthia in 2010. Among the 47 victims along France’s Atlantic coast, 29 died in the small commune of La Faute sur Mer in the Vendée. IMAGES

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Amid strike, French government meets with public transport officials at Matignon | AFP

The minister for Ecological Transition, Elisabeth Borne, and Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebarri, arrive in Matignon, followed closely by SNCF President Jean-Pierre Farandou and RATP CEO Catherine Guillouard. The SNCF and RATP, which respectively manage the French national rail network and public transport in Paris’s Ile de France region, do not expect to give any good news to travellers concerning potential improvements for travel on Monday. France’s transport system has been crippled by the strike for two days. IMAGES

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