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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
27/07/2014 - France

France nets 1.3 billion euros from tax evaders' secret foreign bank accounts

Nearly 30,000 tax-dodgers with secret bank accounts abroad have confessed to French tax-collectors in response to an offer to go easy on them if they come forward.

Alstom faces new problems with a corruption case in the UK
24/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Britain's Serious Fraud Office charges Alstom with corruption

British prosecutors have charged French engineering giant Alstom with corruption after a five-year investigation into large transport projects in India, Poland and Tunisia between 2000 and ...

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas
23/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Binoche’s acting talent peaks in Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria

In her 40s and at a turning point in her life, actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche), goes back to her acting debuts and enters a struggle between her past and a present in Olivier ...

Swiss bank UBS
01/05/2014 - France - Switzerland

UBS orders employees not to go to France

Swiss bank UBS has banned several of its employees from going to France on pain of being fired.

The manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom written by Sade in 1785
03/04/2014 - France - Switzerland

Sade's 120 Days of Sodom to return to France after two centuries' adventures

One of the most notorious works of erotica in the history of world literature is to be returned to France.

French Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
19/02/2014 - France

France to collect millions after Switzerland ends banking secrecy

France is on track to collect millions of euros from 16,000 hidden bank accounts place abroad to dodge taxes, Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneueve said Wednesday.

The free movement of peoples within the Schengen Treaty area is a key principle of the EU.
15/02/2014 - France - European Union

Six in ten French support limiting EU immigration

Six in 10 French people support restricting immigration of migrants from European Union countries, according to a survey carried out just days after Switzerland approved a similar measure in a ...

11/02/2014

French press review 11 February 2014

Not for the first time, nor probably for the last, the question of immigration dominates the French front pages.

10/02/2014

French press review 10 February 2014

French President François Hollande begins a three-day visit to the US, Swiss vote on immigration quotas and promising signs of economic recovery worldwide, are all topics in today's French ...

08/02/2014

French press review 8 February 2014

The French press has its eyes glued on Sochi, the Russian Black Sea resort where the Winter Olympics kicked off on Friday.

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