Category Archives: France

Google, Facebook, Others Soon Going to be Taxes Higher by EU?

The EU Finance Ministers have put forward an interesting proposal that could definitely have Google and Facebook seeing red…and green. At the finance minister summit on Saturday the Estonian capital of Tallinn, France and Germany urged the bloc partners to consider an emergency tax bill. This tax bill will force internet companies to pay taxes…

Karen Ward Becomes Advisor to Philip Hammond

In recent news, the British finance minister Philip Hammond has appointed HSBC,’s Karen Ward to advice him as the country breaks away from the EU. Ward joined HSBC as an economist in 2006 and eventually became the bank’s chief European economist last year. Hammond has previously said that he’s worried that the EU has a…

European Commission Forecast Looks Grim

The European Commission’s most recent forecast should be a wake-up call for many countries. France, Italy and Spain are set to miss their budget targets unless there is quick government action. Portugal will probably be in breach of EU budget rules as well. The Commission said that the Euro zone growth will be slower than…

The IFCJ Helps Those in Paris

Last week, following the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, the IFCJ (The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) has pledged almost $90,000 to boost security at 25 synagogues and schools run by Chabad in Paris and Toulouse. The money will be used to hire additional guards and to install electronic security systems. As the IFCJ…

UberPop Suspends Services in France…For Now

Uber is soon going to suspend its UberPop service in France. While the California based company had been adamant that they would continue, despite demands from President Francois Hollande’s gobernment to stop their service, they have finally given in. Their services were deemed illegal since they use an app to connect clients to private car-owners….

Small Business in the UK Want to Remain with the EU

A survey of 1000 small businesses in the UK has shown that they want to remain in the EU. They put this wish above taxes and highly skilled workforce desires. Their EU membership is a key concern of theirs with the new government. Bibby Financial Services is an independent finance specialist that conducted the report….

French Rail Industry Portal

France is trying to promote its railways, and it’s doing so with a new English-language web portal. The portal, which launched on March 21, 2014 has two main objectives. It will help to raise awareness among those in the industry worldwide about France’s great railway system. It will also promote news that focuses on France….

Frenchman Cyril Roux Takes Over at Central Bank

Ireland is getting a new financial regulator, and he’s French. Frenchman Cyril Roux will take over on October 1, succeeding Englishman Matthew Elderfield as deputy governor, financial regulation, at the Central Bank. With his new position, he will be the highest paid executive at the Central Bank, earning a salary of €310,000. He’s being given…

Monaco Royals Suing French Magazine

In recent news, those royals in Monaco aren’t happy with what the press has been saying about them. What a shame. Monaco newlyweds Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are actually taking the effort to sue the French magazine L’Express for publishing certain things leading up to the July wedding. Crazy Trip to the Alter On…

“Take Off that Burqa!” Says France

As of this coming Monday, you’ll be fined 150 euros ($190) if you’re found wearing a burqa (a full-body covering that includes a mesh over the face) or a niqab (a full-face veil that only leaves slits for the eyes) in France. As the Interior Ministry in France explains, “The ban does not target the…