France wants to grant extensions to holders of hydroelectric concessions, scrapping plans to hold competitive bids for the contracts.
Electricite de France SA, operator of the country’s 58 reactors, sank the most in seven months after the energy minister questioned the need for tariff increases.
During the presidential debate in 2007, Segolene Royal, like her opponent Nicolas Sarkozy, got her facts on France’s dependence on nuclear energy famously wrong.
France’s opposition Socialists may cast out Segolene Royal, their 2007 presidential nominee, when they begin choosing a candidate to lead them against Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s election, a poll shows.
"There is no room for anti-Semitism in France."
- Segolene Royal on Jan 13, 2015