Provence and Côte d'Azur: Statistics show that crime is down but Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi isn't convinced
New statistics on the level of crime in Nice’s worst neighbourhoods have been released but not everyone is in agreement. Since their integration into France’s “priority security zone” program at the start of the year, the city’s most troubled quarters have reportedly seen a 20 per cent drop in low level crime. Opinions on the truth of these figures are split between optimism and cynicism. Read more … Is Nice really safer?
Provence & Côte d'Azur: 7.5 million euros was collected from businesses in PACA who used false contracts
A national organisation is preparing to do battle with the phenomenon of undeclared workers in the Alpes-Maritimes. URSSAF, which deals with social security contributions and family allowances, launched a sting operation for summer on Tuesday evening. As part of the measures, businesses in the PACA region could face hefty fines if their employees are not declared.Read more … Crackdown on undeclared workers
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Grasse's economy has increased by five per cent.
Grasse has recorded the fastest economic growth in the Alpes Maritimes. According to the Chamber of Commerce, the town has seen a huge increase in profits, positioning it as the number one area with the highest economic growth in the region in the past year.Read more … Grasse, the fastest economic growing town of the A.M.
Monaco: AS Monaco has launched a fresh new kit for the imminent 2013/14 season
AS Monaco, spurred on by a desire to join the upper echelons of international football, has released a brand new kit for the upcoming season. Behind the scenes, the team is getting ready for a battle off the pitch as it prepares for a court case, which could see the promising side lose its rights to play in the French league. Read more … New kit, old problems
Provence & Côte d'Azur: The tram, some buses and Lignes d'Azur services will be affected until 12pm
Some public transport has come to a standstill this Wednesday morning as part of a national strike. 28 bus lines are involved in the stop work, which will last for three hours. All Lignes d’Azur agencies and Infobus facilities will also be closed during this time. Read more … Trams and buses stage sudden strike
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Boulevard Victor Hugo will be the first test site in the world for the new street sensors
Boulevard Victor Hugo will become a test centre for a new initiative to connect the city of Nice with new technology. 200 modern sensors have been installed along the paths of the road, which will use Wi-Fi to locate parking spaces, test air quality and detect noise pollution. The initiative is the first of its kind in the world, and aims to save both energy and money.Read more … A path to the future
Provence and Côte d'Azur: Four of Saint Laurent du Var's beaches have been officially closed
Four beaches in Saint Laurent du Var have now been closed to swimmers as a preventive measure following concerns about poor water quality. It’s not the first time this stretch of coastline has enforced a ban on swimming, with the beaches only having recently reopened following a fortnight of closures in May.Read more … Beach closures in Saint Laurent du Var
Provence and Côte d'Azur: The only witness to the reported Grasse kidnapping invented his story
Police in Grasse have backtracked on an investigation into the disappearance of a teenage girl, after it emerged that their witness fabricated the entire story. The 22-year-old man, who was the only witness to come forward, had claimed that he saw the abduction of a girl aged 14 or 15 on Saturday night. However, investigators performed a U-turn after CCTV footage of the scene showed nothing to suggest a kidnapping. Read more … Grasse police end inquiry into fictional kidnapping
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Cannes is the reported location of an anti terror operation
Five suspected members of the radical Islamic network 'Groupe de Cannes' have been reportedly arrested as part of an anti terror police operation in the city. The group, which has been described as “extremely dangerous” by a Parisian prosecutor, has increasingly been the subject of police investigations since a violent grenade attack on a corner shop in France last year. Read more … Terror suspects rounded up in Cannes
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Black Pearl offers expert care for people looking to move to Monaco, providing cross-border advice for individuals and companies on legal, tax and economic issues. Black Pearl CEO Michael Graf spoke to The Riviera Times about asset management.Read more … Investment consultancy in Monaco
Monaco: The Petit Futé Monaco is an indepth guide to the delights of the Principality
The Petit Futé guide to Monaco has launched its third edition and it’s now available in an array of languages. The guide promises to “open the doors to a unique world that will forever remain in your memories” and provides an in depth navigation of the Principality’s busy events calendar and booming nightlife as well as the diverse restaurant and cultural scenes. Read more … Petit guide to Monaco