Taxe d’Habitation: The Assembly Vote the Suppression for 80% of Households by 2020

It was one of the promises of Emmanuel Macron. In 2020, 80% of French households will no longer pay Taxe d’habitation. This was voted by the deputies Saturday 21st October The National Assembly voted on Saturday by 65 votes against 14, of one of the key measures of the 2018 budget, removing in three years, Taxe d’Habitation to …

Brexit: “There was a lot of Disappointment” … The French Expatriates are Full of Doubt

UNITED KINGDOM:  Their future status after Brexit is still very uncertain … A summit of European leaders held in Brussels on the 19th and 20th October. The Brexit will naturally be on the agenda. Expatriates demonstrate their choice to return to France. Until recently, Magali was part of the expat community in the UK. For seventeen …

Banking: Credit Agricole is Reorganizing in the Vendée and Loire-Atlantique

The Credit Agricole bank closed several of its agencies in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée. The objective, to reorganise to offer a better service. Last spring, hundreds of employees of Credit Agricole Loire-Atlantique and Vendée went on strike to protest against the announced closure of certain agencies, as part of a major reorganization of the bank. “We wanted to …

Tupperware Closes its French factory: 235 Job Cuts

The plastic food container manufacturer, Tupperware will close its plant in Joue-les-Tours and eliminates 235 jobs  The Directorate General of plastic food boxes manufacturer Tupperware Thursday presented to staff representatives “a proposed closure” of its production site in Joue-les-Tours (Indre-et-Loire) resulting in the elimination of 235 jobs.  Site closure is expected to close in March 2018, according to a statement of …

Dunkirk: 10 Tons of Smuggled Cigarettes Seized

The Dunkirk customs officials seized Oct. 4, 10 tons of smuggled cigarettes in a container from Singapore, said to contain … utensils for delivery in Belgium, announced Thursday A total of 51,450 Packets were seized thanks to a dog specialized in tobacco detection, the ministry of Public Accounts in a statement. A judicial investigation was opened. Customs …

New day of Mobilization against the Reform of the Labour Code: The Disruption Expected

The CGT and Solidaires organized Thursday a third day against the ordinances in effect for almost a month, pending a possible broader action. The Union Sud et Solidaire call for mobilization on Thursday 19th October to protest against the reform of the labour code.  In turn, the executive has already moved on: the second part of its social reforms, those …