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Total is considering a rebate, Zelensky in London, anger of farmers… the information to remember this afternoon


Here are the highlights of the news that we have selected for you this Wednesday, February 8 at midday.

The info not to miss

Thanks to soaring energy prices, TotalEnergies made 19.5 billion euros in profits in 2022, a record.

In response to this announcement, Alternatiba activists sprayed paint on the company's headquarters.

Through this action, they aim both to denounce the company's polluting activity and the profits it derives from it.

“In this country, profits and success are hard to accept,” reacted Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of TotalEnergies, in our columns.

But we forget to say that this is what makes it possible to invest and create jobs.


If prices at the pump go up, Patrick Pouyanné is considering new measures in favor of the purchasing power of motorists, reveals the CEO of the group.

After having granted a discount for several weeks last year in its service stations, it could therefore again moderate prices at the pump, if the liter of diesel goes back above the two euro mark.

"I heard Total's desire to set up a rebate and we welcome it," replied Olivier Véran during the report of the Council of Ministers this afternoon.

What else to remember

  • Angry farmers.

    Thousands of farmers converged on the capital on Wednesday morning to demonstrate against the "constraints" weighing on their sector, in particular the restrictions on the use of pesticides such as for the cultivation of sugar beets.

    Coming from all over the country, the tractors reached the Invalides, in Paris.

    The total of traffic jams in the region exceeded 420 km.

  • More than 11,200 dead in Turkey and Syria after the earthquake.

    The toll is getting heavier hour by hour.

    The earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday killed more than 11,200 people and injured more than 52,000, according to the latest official reports.

    Authorities in both countries reported that 8,574 people died in Turkey and at least 2,662 in Syria, bringing the total death toll to over 11,236.

    The death toll is expected to climb significantly further as hundreds of people remain trapped under the rubble.

  • Zelensky received by Charles III in London.

    This is the first time that Volodymyr Zelensky has left Ukrainian territory since a visit to Washington on December 21 for a few hours.

    His trip to London had remained secret until Wednesday morning.

    Arriving in London, the Ukrainian president was greeted on the tarmac by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

    He will address the British Parliament in the early afternoon and will be received by King Charles III.

    A trip to follow in our live dedicated to Ukraine.

  • The André shoe store in receivership.

    For the second time in less than three years, the shoe brand André is placed in receivership.

    The company 1Monde9, which owns the historic sign, declared the cessation of its payments on January 27.

    It employs 280 people and claims an annual turnover (excluding taxes) of just under 31 million euros.

  • The parents of Jérôme Gaillard, who had killed his wife Magali Blandin, committed suicide.

    The parents of Jérôme Gaillard, who confessed to the murder of his wife Magali Blandin in 2021 before killing himself in prison, committed suicide themselves before being tried.

    They were charged with complicity in murder.

    These retired farmers, with no criminal record, had admitted having helped their son in his criminal project.

    Monique and Jean Gaillard, aged 73 and 76 respectively, hanged themselves.

The information that concerns you

For their future employees, the army, supermarkets, health, La Poste or even fast food chains insist more and more on soft skills.

Tens of thousands of positions are to be filled in the retail sector this year.

Same thing at McDo and Burger King.

24,000 jobs are also in the sights of the army.

Parisian hospitals will recruit 12,000 people this year, including 2,700 nurses, 3,000 caregivers and 2,000 hospital workers.

Finally, La Poste will recruit this year 4,800 permanent contracts and 3,000 to 5,000 fixed-term contracts, as well as 4,300 work-study trainees for posts as postmen, deliverers, as well as customer service representatives and banking advisers for the Postal Bank agencies.

More information in our complete file on the professions that are recruiting in 2023.

Source: leparis

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