Emmanuel Macron

New minister of culture for France

French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed Roselyne Bachelot as the country’s new minister of culture as part of the new government under prime minister Jean Castex. Bachelot replaces Franck Reister, who served in the role under former prime minister Édouard Philippe and who has now been moved to a deputy ministerial role in charge of […]

Former Altice Media boss in new online news and video move

Bernard Mourad, the former Altice Media chief who left to work for Emmanuel Macron’s presidential bid, is planning to launch a new online video initiative that will lean on social media networks, according to a French press report. According to Challenges.fr, Mourad has teamed up with former Dailymotion chief Giuseppe de Martino and current Libération […]

French government ‘ready to approve’ Orange-Bouygues deal

The French government is ready to approve Orange’s planned acquisition of Bouygues Telecom under a deal that would see parent company Bouygues take a 12% stake in the operator, according to business news service BFM TV. According to the news channel, economy minister Emmanuel Macron met Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and Bouygues boss Martin Bouygues […]

French minister gives green light to Numericable-SFR acquisition

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron has given a green light to Numericable’s acquisition of SFR. The move was necessary thanks to a decree signed by his predecessor, Arnaud Montebourg, in May that made foreign investments in certain strategic industries subject to government approval.  The ministry confirmed to French press that approval had been given, but […]