Total scrutinised by US in Russia
Since the US and the EU adopted stiff sanctions against [...]
France’s Total is one of the world’s top seven oil and oil products companies and is involved in every aspect of the oil chain from extraction to sales. In the early 2000s, it merged with Elf Aquitaine and was called TotalFinaElf before changing its name back to Total.
Paris is increasingly concerned about US-appointed corporate monitors at flagship French companies such as Total, Alcatel-Lucent or Technip. Against the backdrop of negotiations for the appointment of yet another corporate monitor, this time at BNP Paribas, and the possibility that [. [...]
Yuri Shafranik, head of SoyuzNefteGaz since its creation in 2000, is Russian oil diplomacy's homing missile. Energy minister under Boris Eltsin, he has guided Russia back to into the oil and gas industries of its former satellites and Arab allies. [...]
One of recently-appointed new French military intelligence chief General Pierre de Villiers' major tasks is to reform military intelligence within the armed forces, an area whose weaknesses came to light during France's Operations Serval and Harmattan in Mali and Libya. [...]