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France seeks Renault board meeting to replace CEO Ghosn: sources

“France, Renault’s biggest shareholder, had until now supported its decision to keep Ghosn in office while he awaits trial in Japan for alleged misconduct at Nissan , the French carmaker’s alliance partner he also chaired” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The move follows a decision by the Tokyo District Court earlier on Tuesday to deny Ghosn’s request for release on bail. Source: 95kqds.com

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Dan Hannan: How immigration makes us all irrational

“How have they reached the point where they want to contract out immigration policy to criminal gangs?” writes unknown author for washingtonexaminer.com. Immigration makes all sides irrational.Left-wingers are perfectly within their rights to argue that immigration policy should be guided by compassion rather than GDP growth — that we should, in other words, count poverty and desperation as qualifications rather than just economic utility.If the UK truly wanted to reduce illegal immigration, it would spend an equivalent sum of money on ensuring that deportation orders were properly enforced. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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France presses Renault over executive compensation paid via Dutch holding company

“Le Maire told CNews television that the government had written to Renault’s leadership to “request all details necessary for full transparency on these compensation payments”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Immediately after Ghosn’s Nov. 19 arrest, however, Nissan told Renault privately it was extending its internal investigation to cover their Dutch-registered alliance holdings.PARIS (Reuters) – The French government has told Renault to provide more details on compensation paid to senior executives via a Dutch holding company jointly owned with alliance partner Nissan, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on…

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UK and France pledge drive to tackle people smuggling

“He told Javid that French authorities had dismantled a people-smuggling gang operating in the area on 19 December” writes Heather Stewart for theguardian.com. They were handed over to be processed by immigration officers after receiving a medical assessment, the Home Office said.At the weekend the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, offered to deploy the navy to deal with the small boats trying to cross the Channel.Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU also pointed to the unrelated increase in refugees and asylum seekers as a reason to quit the bloc. Source: theguardian.com

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How can people-smugglers operate in France when it is on high alert?

“A French journalist reviewing the newspapers on BBC television on Thursday night said that illegal immigrants were attracted to Britain because in France everyone had to have an identity card on their person” writes Ryan Bourne for telegraph.co.uk. So how are there masses of illegal immigrants living rough in Calais?.  Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Sajid Javid declares a ‘major incident’ as number of migrants trying to cross English Channel continues to rise

“Sajid Javid last night took direct control of the Channel migrant crisis as he resisted growing demands from Tory MPs, senior military figures and France for more patrol boats to be deployed” writes Charles Hymas for telegraph.co.uk. The home secretary broke his holiday to declare the crisis a “major incident” as a further 12 migrants were landed in Dover yesterday, bringing the total to more than 90 picked up since Christmas Day. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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