Francois Hollande Bastille Day Speech

President Hollande Cuts Presidential Spending Costs

Spending Cut a year ahead of target President Hollande has managed to cut the spending at the Elysee Palace.  Electric cars and fewer official visits by plane have helped the President cut his spending which is a year ahead of target.  The Elysée Presidential palace’s expenditure fell below the €100million mark last year, at €98.2million, […]

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Electricity prices to rise from 1st August

Electricity: Royal announced a 2.5% increase in rates from 1st August

The Minister of Ecology has excluded an alignment of taxation on diesel fuel than gasoline, this Thursday on BFM TV … Regulated electricity tariffs are to  increase “by 2.5% on average” from the 1st August 2015, said Ségolène Royal on Thursday morning on BFMTV television. This comes after the publication on Wednesday of a report from […]

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Unemployment has increased in May 2015

Unemployment: The number of job seekers increased in May

A surge in unemployment which would not reflect the real trend, according to the Ministry of Labour … According to figures released earlier today, Wednesday by the statistical service of the Ministry of Labour, the number of job seekers registered at employment centres in Category A stands at 3,552,200 in mainland France in late May […]

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Rural post offices in villages are to be transformed into one stop shops

Rural Post Offices to be Transformed

Post Offices to become one-stop shops … It has been anounced that around 1,000 rural post offices across France could be transformed into one-stop-shops for utilities, benefits and other government services. Under new plans, the government is seeking to work in partnership with La Poste, to help and transform rural post offices by increasing the […]

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SFR-Numericable have placed a bid for Bouygues Telecom

SFR Numericable bid for Bouygues Telecom

TELECOMS : unveiled the giant SFR Numericable offers to buy Bouygues Telecom for 10 billion euros … Patrick Drahi has surprised everyone.  Le Journal du Dimanche has found that telecom tycoon and media (now boss of Libération and L’Express ) and the head of Numericable, SFR empire has offered 10 billion euros for its rival Bouygues Telecom. […]

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The French are in Favour of changing the way income taxes are collected

Income Taxes: The French In Favour Of Deduction at Source

SURVEY A large majority believes that the head of state announced this measure because he believes it “will promote him favourably to the electorate” … Nearly two in three French people (64%) say they are in favour with changing the way income taxes are collected by the withholding of income taxes direct at source, a […]

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The PSA group is to build and distribute the Bollore electric car

PSA will manufacture and distribute electric car Bolloré

VEHICLE: This is the “Bluesummer” … PSA Peugeot Citroën will manufacture and distribute in its network an electric car designed by Bolloré, announced the two French industrial groups in a statement earlier this week on Wednesday. The “Bluesummer” will rise from September on the PSA site in Rennes-La Janais (Ille-et-Vilaine), under a “strategic partnership” which includes […]

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Online Wine Sales

Wine Sales on the Internet: a “crucial channel” and Great Potential

Selling wine online has become a “crucial channel” for distribution … Selling wine online has become a “crucial channel” for the distribution of wine and even if purchases are made mainly in wine shops or in-store, the internet has a high growth potential, say the authors of a study published yesterday, Monday in Bordeaux. According to the […]

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