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The secretary general of the Élysée suspected of having “participated” in decisions on the shipowner MSC, linked to his family

Indicted last September for “illegal taking of interests”, Alexis Kohler was heard by the courts, as indicated by the first elements of his interrogation revealed by AFP. The secretary general of the Élysée Alexis Kohler, indicted for “illegal taking of interest” in September, is suspected of having “participated“As a senior official, between 2009 and 2016, …

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“The fall of cryptocurrencies, an exact replica of Law’s bankruptcy, 1720”

How cryptocurrencies work is as difficult to describe as quantum mechanics. Wit – stock.adobe.com CHRONICLE – Revolutionary financial innovations conducive to scandals. All schoolchildren in France and Navarre know, at least by name, John Law. You have to pronounce “Lass” insisted our teachers, because that’s what the French called it three centuries ago. This economist …

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A Navigo pass at 100 euros would be “untenable”, according to Beaune

The Minister Delegate for Transport also believes that an increase of more than 30% of the Navigo pass would have “no justification”. The threat is real: the price of the Navigo pass, currently set at 75.2 euros per month, used by millions of users every day in Ile-de-France to take daily transport, is likely to …

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How real estate purchases have become the new target of hackers

By Jorge Carasso Posted yesterday at 8:01 p.m., Update yesterday at 8:40 p.m. Vigilance is more important than ever, even if the vast majority of the 1.2 million real estate transactions and other operations are going smoothly. Sergey Nivens – stock.adobe.com DECRYPTION – Since the pandemic, dematerialized exchanges have opened up breaches to hackers. Fake …

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In Paris, users of self-service scooters will have to present an identity card

The operators thus intend to prohibit minors from using these vehicles deemed dangerous by the authorities. Self-service electric scooter operators are pulling out all the stops. Faced with threats from the Paris City Hall to interrupt their service, Lime, Dott and Tier announced Thursday morning new measures against the risks posed by their machines. The …

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Paris and Madrid up against the European Commission

Brussels on Tuesday proposed a temporary mechanism to cap wholesale prices on the benchmark gas market. An “insufficient” proposal, according to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The Spanish government on Wednesday accused the European Commission of “pay the head of the world” with a proposal to cap the price of gas deemed inapplicable, while Paris …

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the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is now running at full speed

“Located between 12 and 20 kilometers from the coast, the 80 wind turbines of the park now produce the equivalent of 20% of the annual electricity consumption of the Loire-Atlantique”, specifies EDF. The first offshore wind farm in France has been running at full speed since Wednesday, off Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), EDF announced, a few hours …

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oil inventories decrease more than expected (-3.7 million barrels)

Commercial crude oil reserves contracted more than expected last week in the United States, according to figures released Wednesday by the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). During the week ended November 18, these commercial stocks fell by 3.7 million barrels, more than the drop of 2.6 million expected by analysts, according to a consensus established …

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The IMF calls on France to tighten its fiscal policy as of next year

“It is justified to start fiscal consolidation in 2023,” wrote the international organization, in a report on Monday. “It’s time to stop the + whatever it takes +“: after spending billions to relieve businesses and households from the energy crisis, France must begin next year to clean up its finances, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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