Prime Minister Jean Castex says bars and restaurants wont open after confinement

Confinement: “We Will Not Reopen Restaurants and Bars around December 1,” says Jean Castex

HEALTH CRISIS: Prime Minister Jean Castex was travelling to Dijon this Saturday in the company of Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, and Alain Griset, Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed this Saturday the horizon of a reopening “around December 1st” of shops, “but not restaurants and bars  “, while maintaining an […]

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In the meantime, small traders have set up Click & Collect, as here in Rueil-Malmaison, in the Hauts-de-Seine.

Confinement: Traders Want to be Able to Open “Every Sunday” in December

CORONAVIRUS: In an open letter to Emmanuel Macron, federations of traders claim “the possibility of opening every Sunday” in December, while the head of state is to announce Tuesday an adaptation of the rules of confinement After the announcement of the postponement of “Black Friday” , several federations of traders asked this Saturday in an open letter to Emmanuel […]

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s criticism of President Macron had angered France that decided to reject Islamabad’s requests for upgrades of fighter jets, air defence system and submarines

France Turns the Screws on Imran Khan, Declines Upgrade for Mirage, Subs and More

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was told about the French government’s decisions vis-a-vis Pakistan when he visited Paris on October 29th. France has decided against helping Pakistan upgrade its fleet of Mirage fighter jets, air defence system and Agosta 90B class submarines, a direct fallout of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s loud criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron’s […]

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Sanitary instructions inside a bcoach

Confinement: With the Decline in Travel, Coach Operators are at a Standstill

TRANSPORT: The coach travel sector suffers in particular from the absence of tourists during the coronavirus epidemic Coach passenger transport companies lost an average of 80% of their turnover in 2020. The forecasts for 2021 are not optimistic, and professionals are asking for guarantees from the state. The profession is particularly dependent on tourism, which has […]

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Despite the confinement, the Gifi stores in Seine-Maritime are still open.

Action, Babou, Gifi … In Full Confinement, Why These Stores are Open in Seine-Maritime

To the astonishment of consumers, the Gifi, Babou and Foir’Fouille stores are open in Seine-Maritime in this second confinement. Is it legal? We take stock. It is a total blur. Since Friday, October 30, 2020, the date of the second confinement, stores that are colloquially called “discount stores”  such as Gifi, Babou, Action, Foir’Fouille etc. are open, to the amazement of consumers. Those installed in […]

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What happens when a country cancels its debt

What Happens When You Cancel a Country’s Debt

A debt, in principle, is repaid. But since the French Revolution, examples of debt cancellation abound. And the health crisis could provide new ones. If you are lucky enough to have gone for a drink with your friends before the curfew, perhaps you participated in the now-classic debate: “Should we focus on health or the economy ?” And in this counter debate, […]

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FNAC and Darty is to stay open during confinement in France

Confinement: The Stores of the Fnac-Darty Group Will Remain Open

RETAIL STORES: The rules of the new confinement are less strict than in the spring, at least for the moment Fnac-Darty has decided to keep its stores open in France during the reconfinement decided by the executive, relying on the exemption granted to certain stores to meet the needs of teleworking employees, we learned from the group on Friday. […]

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Florists are allowed to stay open until November 1 due to All Saints Day.

Confinement: Florists Authorised to Remain Open until All Saints’ Day

Florists have been given permission to stay open until Sunday evening, All Saints Day. The government spokesperson confirmed this morning. They are not part of the business called “essential.” However, florists will be able to stay open a little longer than bars or restaurants, for example. After the announcement of a new confinement by Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday 28th October 2020, businesses considered “non-essential” are forced […]

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Discount store Normal, is expanding across France

Branded products at knockdown Prices: Normal, a New Discount Brand that is Expanding in France

A year ago, Normal, a Danish chain of discount stores already present in four countries, landed in France, where it now has more than ten stores. And it’s not over. “Normal items. Abnormal prices. This is the slogan of the Danish store chain Normal, which landed in France in 2019 and is pursuing ambitious development. With 11 stores established in one […]

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London calls for "fundamental change of approach" from Europeans on Brexit trade negotiations

Brexit: The EU Can ‘Negotiate’ But Will Not Change ‘Approach’ on Trade Negotiations

DIPLOMACY: London calls for “fundamental change of approach” from Europeans on Brexit trade negotiations The standoff between the European Union and the United Kingdom continues. “We will not have a new approach”, declared Clément Beaune before the European Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. He thus clearly rejected a demand by Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding post- Brexit negotiations. The head of the […]

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