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Aggression in Nantes, fatal accident in Plouharnel, Bout du Monde: midday update – Brittany




A police officer attacked with a knife near Nantes, a suspect arrested

This Friday morning, a municipal policewoman was seriously injured in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, near Nantes. According to a source familiar with the matter, “his prognosis is vital”. “I can confirm this attack with a knife”, simply indicated the gendarmerie of Pays-de-la-Loire, while 80 gendarmes were engaged to find the fleeing suspect. About an hour later, there was an arrest. [Plus d’infos ici]


A dramatic accident kills one in Plouharnel

Shortly after 9 a.m., an accident occurred at Bégo, in Plouharnel (56), between a motorcycle and a car. The emergency services, at the scene around 9:20 a.m., failed to revive the biker, in his forties. Injured, the driver of the car was transported to the Center hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique, in Vannes. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “Brittany” section


Alain Souchon, the Têtes Raides and the Ogres de Barback on the bill at Bout du Monde 2021

The 21st edition of the Bout du Monde festival, in a new four-day format, with a single stage in Landaoudec, will see many artists scheduled for 2020 coming this year. Alain Souchon, Têtes Raides, Laake, Ogres de Barback and Jahneration will come and set foot on the meadow from August 5 to 8. There will be concerts in various places on the Crozon peninsula, from August 3 to 8. [Toute la programmation est à découvrir ici]


France maintains its target of 5% GDP growth in 2021

(François Destoc)

“The government’s objective remains a GDP growth of 5% in 2021”, declared Bruno Le Maire after the sharp downward revision of this indicator in the 1st quarter. According to INSEE, the gross domestic product actually fell by 0.1% in the 1st quarter, against + 0.4% previously announced. The institute also reviewed the extent of the recession in 2020: GDP finally fell by 8%, against 8.2% previously estimated. This proves, according to the Minister of the Economy, that “we have well protected the economy (…), thanks to all the measures we have put in place”. [Plus d’infos ici]


CAP: no agreement in Brussels, negotiations resumed in June

MEPs and EU Member States failed to reach an agreement on the new CAP, intended to “green” European agriculture from 2023. After three days of negotiations, “a number of crucial issues remain unresolved. It was therefore decided to postpone the discussions until the next meeting of European agriculture ministers in June ”, indicated the European Council, the body representing the States. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “Economy” section

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