The limits in payment systems are as huge as this industry’s rapidly changing profile. The sector’s technology and frontiers are collapsing, but France appears to have some degree of local experience, as shown by the recent confrontation between Atos/Gemelto/Thales.
The European company in the news today is the French defence and aerospace technology firm Thales. It has made a €4.760 billion bid for Gemalto, a Dutch company specialising in cybersecurity and digital payments.
After the military welcome that Macron offered Trump last week on the Champs Elysees, it seems appropiate to examine closely French new government resolutions in terms of military spending, and more specifically their plans for one of France defense crown jewel Thales.