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Provence & Côte d'Azur: EU changes cause rebates to France and Germany, while UK required to pay out 2 billion

EU to pay France €1 billion rebate

France is set to receive a rebate of one billion euros from the European Union thanks to changes in the way the EU calculates gross national income. Other countries have come off much less favourably, with the UK required to pay out 2.1 billion euros. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Positive news ahead of the UEFA championships in 2016

UEFA allocates millions to 2016 host cities

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will provide €20 million to cities hosting matches in the 2016 European Championships. Ten cities including Nice will each receive €2 million euros to help build new sporting facilities.Read more …

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France: Experts predict France to be top wine producer this year

France, champion of the wine producing world

France is set to regain its place on the throne in the world of wine. A bumper harvest is anticipated this year, putting it ahead of last year's top producer, Italy.Read more …

23.10.2014 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Métropole of Nice Côte d'Azur denied financial compensation for January storm damage

Nice denied state financial help for storm damage

The French State has made the decision to exclude the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis from receiving financial compensation for damages sustained during severe storms that hit at the beginning of this year. Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi says is frustrated by the outcome.Read more …

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France: Food banks suffer from sharp decrease in donations in recent years

French food banking crisis

The French federation of food banks is this year commemorating 30 years of hard work. But there is little reason to celebrate. The organisation has seen the number of people needing food assistance increase rapidly while provisions have declined in recent years. The banks are now on the lookout for new donors.Read more …

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Monaco: Fundraising event attracted 300 guests from countries around the world

Association Accademia charity gala raises €150,000

La Nuit de l’Élégance hosted by the Association Accademia was a fantastic success, raising the grand sum of €150,000 for charity. S.A.S. Prince Albert made an appearance at the event, donating his personal tennis racquet for the evening’s auction. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d’Azur: Combining the emotions of scent and art

Revolutionary company sells fragranced works of art

The high-end fragrance company Namaka has launched its new scented candle range, combining the romance of candles with original works of art. The newly-created enterprise was presented recently at a special event at the Monaco Yacht Club.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Contactless mobile phone payments will be available to an estimated 24,000 customers citywide

Orange Cash available now in Nice

Orange Cash has been launched in Nice by the global mobile service provider. The app will enable owners of Android phones to perform contactless payments in 7,000 locations across the city.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Building of mosque stopped by Fréjus mayor three years after permit granted

Fréjus FN Mayor orders end to mosque construction

Front National Mayor of Fréjus David Rachline has filed an order to stop the construction of a new mosque in his town, claiming the building permit is no longer valid. Opponents have launched an appeal saying the move is simply a political stunt.Read more …

22.10.2014 0

Provence & Côte d’Azur: New production of 'Dial M for Murder' opens in the French Riviera

SET Theatre are back on the scene

The South of France English Theatre is back on the stages of the Riviera, with an exciting new production 'Dial M for Murder', Frederick Knott’s iconic play which became an international success thanks to Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic adaption. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: France wants the product to receive protection of origin from the European Union

It’s about thyme! Provençal herb protected in France

Following in the footsteps of 'Niçois olives', 'camembert cheese', and 'champagne', 'Provençal thyme' has now been granted protected status, ensuring that only thyme grown using traditional methods in designated areas of Provence can be sold under the name. Read more …