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Renault in Russia, massive fall in Dolo, Valneva: midday update

“Some runners were screaming, it was a butcher’s shop…”: after the massive fall in Dolo, a cyclist testifies

This Sunday, in Dolo (22), 17 cyclists, aged 17 and 18, were injured, two of them seriously, during a collective fall involving 70 runners. Gabriel Gouessant, from VCP Loudéac, had never seen that: “I saw the guys on the ground, some couldn’t move, some were screaming, it was a butcher’s shop, it was downright a butcher’s shop… I found myself with the blood of other runners on the shoes”, he testified. [Plus d’infos ici]

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Renault’s Russian factories pass into the hands of Moscow

Cornered by Western sanctions against Russia, Renault, leader in the country with the Lada brand which it had managed to recover, has confirmed selling its assets to the Russian state. In a press release, the diamond group has, in fact, indicated that it has sold its majority stake (67.69%) in the Avtovaz group to NAMI, namely the Russian Institute for Research and Development of Automobiles and Engines. This is the first major nationalization since the Russian offensive in Ukraine. [Plus d’infos ici]

NATO membership of Sweden and Finland ‘will not strengthen’ security in Europe, says Kremlin

This Monday, the Kremlin considered that the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, in reaction to the Russian offensive in Ukraine, would not strengthen security on the European continent. “We are convinced that the entry into NATO of Finland and Sweden will neither strengthen nor improve the security architecture of our continent”, said Dmitri Peskov, spokesman for the Russian presidency, expressing Moscow’s “concern” and promising to follow closely “the implications this will have for our security”. [Suivez notre direct]

Valneva anti-covid vaccine: the European Commission plans to terminate its contract

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The European Commission is considering terminating the contract for the supply of vaccines against covid-19 that it concluded with the Nantes-based company Valneva. A contract which gives him the right to end it because the vaccine developed, called VLA2001, has not received a marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) by April 30, 2022. But , “under the terms of the contract, Valneva has 30 days from May 13, 2022 to obtain Marketing Authorization or propose a plan to remedy the situation in an acceptable manner,” Valneva said. [Plus d’infos ici]

Covid-19: the mask is no longer compulsory in transport

Since Monday, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in transport in France, a reduction which marks the disappearance of the last major anti-covid restriction in a context of health calm. “As of May 16, the government has decided to end the obligation to wear a mask in public transport”, summed up the General Directorate of Health (DGS) last week. [Plus d’infos ici]

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