France unveils plan to fight racism

The Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented on Friday his plan to fight against racism and anti-Semitism with 40 measures structured around justice, the Internet and education. Yesterday, the French government announced a list of 40 measures for how it plans to crackdown on racism and anti-Semitism. The measures that they announced will set the government …

Property: Second Homes not Selling Well

Prices of second homes have fallen sharply in 2014 regardless of the area … The sales of second homes are getting less, find notaries, both on tourist coasts, where prices and sales volumes are lowered, and within the country where the market is really damaged. In their latest memo on the economy, notaries of France …

Nina Ricci heiress jailed for fraud

The heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, two of which were suspended, a one million euro fine and the consfiscation of two properties for tax fraud. Arlette Ricci, the heiress of the famous fashion house is one of the first to be charged and …

Russia will not penalize France over Mistral decision: Putin

I was reading earlier an article on Reuters, that Russia will not impose penalties against France over its failure to fulfill a 1.2 billion euro contract to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today, Thursday. During his annual televised call in show, President Putin said “We do intend to seek any penalties …

Generosity In Nantes – Two Containers for Vanuatu

The Nantais Patrice Laporte had recently made an appeal to the people of Nantes, for aid for the people of the Pacific island of Vanuatu.  A month later, he was able to complete two containers. Patrice Laporte had appealed to the bosses of local companies and the people of Nantes to ship aid to Vanuatu, …

Air Controllers Call Strike Off

Air Traffic Controllers Call strike action off FRENCH air traffic controllers have called off this week’s planned strike, which be a relief for families going away for the school spring break, after talks with the DGAC national aviation authority.  However, they have maintained their threat of a new strike from April 30 to May 2 …

Electronic Cigarettes : French against their use at work

SURVEY : They are also very skeptical about the effects of electronic cigarettes on their tobacco addiction … Six in ten French, support the ban on electronic cigarettes at work, which is one of the measures to fight against smoking included in the draft health law currently being discussed in the National Assembly. According to a survey by Odoxa …

French Prefer Cash

ECONOMY: This is the most common method of payment … To pay, the French prefer cash Despite the development and widespread acceptance in the shops of contactless payment, supposed to revolutionize the way of payment, cash remains one of the preferred transaction methods of the French, according to an Ifop poll for the CIT company Brink’s …