France releases billions of aid to Air France and Renault during Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19: France Releases 7 Billion Euros in Aid for Air France and 5 Billion for Renault

To cope with the disastrous consequences of the coronavirus epidemic on certain French companies, the government has released emergency aid. The French and Dutch states have promised massive aid to save Air France-KLM from the disastrous consequences of the coronavirus epidemic, with ten billion euros in direct or bank loans. The French Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire […]

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Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, announced that he wanted all businesses to be able to reopen on May 11th, bars and restaurants aside.

Bruno Le Maire Wants “All Shops” Except Bars and Restaurants to Reopen on May 11th

The Minister of Economy and Finance has however excluded bars, cafes and restaurants which will be subject to “specific treatment”. A total return to normal? A gradual recovery? Case by case? If any questions remain three weeks before deconfinement, the government is trying to be reassuring despite the vagueness that surrounds May 11th. Example this Thursday 23rd April 2020 with Bruno […]

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Emmanuel Macron chats with an employee in a Super U in Saint-Pol-de-Léon, April 22, 2020.

Emmanuel Macron in Brittany to Meet the Agricultural and Food Industry

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron is in Finistère this Wednesday, visiting an agricultural cooperative and then a supermarket, as a sign of support for the food industry. While the ministers are making their first projects for deconfinement, Emmanuel Macron arrived in Brittany on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, in the middle of the afternoon, to support […]

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Taxes: dates, instructions… how to declare your income during confinement in France

Taxes: Dates, Instructions… How to Declare your Income During Confinement

Despite confinement, fiscal life continues. French taxpayers can start declaring their income from Monday 20th April 2020. What there is to know. It was shifted due to confinement. Originally scheduled from April 9th, the 2019 income statement is open since Monday 20th April 2020 . Given the current context, adjustments have been made, as announced at the end of March by Gérald Darmanin, Minister […]

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Amazon's distribution centers remain closed until Wednesday, April 22, 2020 inclusive.

Amazon Extends Closure of Distribution Centres

While their activity was initially to be suspended until Monday 20th April 2020, Amazon has announced that it will extend the closure of its distribution centres for two days. Amazon will not resume service immediately. Sentenced Tuesday 14th April 2020 by the court of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) to deliver only essential products (food, medical and hygiene), the giant of […]

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The limit for contactless payment will rise to 50 euros from May 11, 2020.

Covid-19: The Limit for Contactless Payment Increases to 50 Euros from May 11th

To support the gradual takeover of businesses, the ceiling for contactless payment will rise to 50 euros from the 11th May 2020. Until now, the limit for contactless payment has been 30 euros. But from the 11th May 2020, the day of possible deconfinement in France, it will increase to 50 euros.  The Groupement des Cartes Bancaires confirms the […]

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Some civil servants will benefit from exceptional aid of up to 1,000 euros.

Coronavirus Covid-19: Up to 1,500 Euros Premium for Carers and Certain Civil Servants

The government met this Wednesday 15th April on the occasion of a new council of ministers, to discuss financial issues and the terms of economic assistance. A first step towards the revaluation of wages? This Wednesday, April 15, 2020, after a new Council of Ministers, the government announced the payment of a bonus to some of these […]

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More than 4 million households will benefit from emergency aid

Coronavirus: Nearly 4 Million French People will Benefit from Exceptional Aid

Emmanuel Macron had indicated the payment of financial aid to the most modest households, during his last televised address, Monday 13th April 2020. Something promised, something due. At the end of the Council of Ministers, which met this Wednesday 15th April 2020 at the end of the morning, the government announced the payment of exceptional aid for modest households, one […]

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Retail Sales Drop 24% in March with Confinement during the Coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus: Retail Sales Drop 24% in March with Confinement

Retail sales in France fell 24% in March compared with February, over a period which included the start of confinement and the closing of certain stores during the last two weeks of the month. Retail sales in France fell 24% in March compared with February, the Banque de France reported on Wednesday (April 15th). The period […]

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Amazon can only deliver essential items only

No More Books and Appliances, Amazon can only Deliver Essentials

Tuesday 14th April 2020, the court of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) condemned Amazon for not having respected the sanitary measures in its warehouses to face the coronavirus. Victory (partial) for Amazon employees. Brought to justice because of the opening of its warehouses in France without respecting the sanitary measures imposed against the coronavirus, the online commerce giant was condemned Tuesday 14th April […]

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