EU-approved treatment for prostate cancer

The European Commission’s favorable opinion was based on a phase III study, conducted in 831 patients, which showed a 38% reduction in the risk of death compared to existing treatments. The European Commission has given the green light for a new treatment from Novartis for an advanced form of prostate cancer, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant … Read more

EU approves ‘carbon tax’ at borders for green industrial imports

This device will subject imports in various sectors, such as steel, aluminium, cement or electricity, to EU environmental standards. Greening industrial imports by factoring in the carbon emissions associated with their production: The EU adopted an unprecedented mechanism at its borders on Tuesday, which also marks the end of “rights to pollutefree programs assigned to … Read more

prices at the pump continue to fall, diesel 9 cents lower

After booming in mid-November due to fuel discount planning, prices have fallen for the third week in a row. Fuel prices continue to fall. For the third consecutive week, the liters of petrol and diesel dropped last week, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Energy Transition, published on Monday. The drop was … Read more

Gas shortage threatens Europe next winter

In the foreseeable absence of Russian deliveries, savings and diversification measures are urgent, the IEA recommends. The European Union should get through the coming months without too many gas problems. “We have successfully resisted Russia’s energy blackmail. We are safe for this winter”Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, summed up Monday. … Read more

Giorgia Meloni challenges the Bank of Italy and upholds her budget project

The Italian Prime Minister has confirmed two important measures: raising the ceiling for cash payments to 5,000 euros and extending the flat tax for the self-employed. Despite strong criticism from the Bank of Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Monday confirmed two important measures in her 2023 budget: raising the ceiling for cash payments … Read more

The United States, a new Eldorado for industrialists

American manufacturers, such as First Solar in Alabama, are increasingly investing in their country of origin. DANE RHYS/REUTERS DECRYPTION – Enticed by the government support that Joe Biden has decided on and by the low energy costs, foreign investors are leaving Europe. The Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt, the car manufacturers Volkswagen and BMW, the Italian … Read more

the EU is finalizing the modalities of a “carbon tax” at its borders

When the device comes into effect and who benefits from the revenue from the tax are the two main questions that remain unanswered. Greening industrial imports by taking into account the carbon emissions related to their production: The EU is finalizing the terms of an unprecedented mechanism on Monday, which should also sign the end … Read more

the French have (yet) seen virtually nothing of the bill

Rising energy prices and the weakness of the euro have widened the gap between the prices of French exports and imports. Gautierbzh – DECRYPTION – The total cost of the explosion in oil and gas prices is estimated by Bercy to the country at 85 billion. In the language of economists, the shock experienced … Read more

the French mask industry wanted by Macron ends in a fiasco

Of the fifteen or so French manufacturers, there were manyare in minimum production, at less than 15% of their capacity“, and “some even stopped producing“, reports the syndicate of French mask manufacturers. PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP RESEARCH – As the epidemic makes a comeback for the holiday season, the president of the syndicate of French … Read more

Parking garages, highways, public buildings… Will France soon be full of solar panels made in China?

DECRYPTION – The government wants to increase the country’s photovoltaic capacity tenfold, despite China’s virtual monopoly on solar panel production. A profound change. Renewable energy sources, starring solar panels and wind turbines, will represent the world’s first source of electricity by 2025, according to the International Energy Agency, draining the coal that has held its … Read more