French publishers voice concerns over rise in used book sales

France, April 21 -- French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement of a new tax on used book sales to protect new books is the latest proposal from a government with a history of intervening in the p... Read More

VAT turns 70 and still brings in much of France's tax revenue

France, April 10 -- The Value Added Tax, introduced to simplify revenue collection after WWII, is a mainstay of France - and Europe's - fiscal policy, bringing in a large part of state revenue. As an ... Read More

Four years on, what has France learned from its first Covid lockdown?

France, March 22 -- In spring 2020, France shut down schools and businesses as the world faced a mysterious new illness - Covid-19. The first of three lockdowns was imposed- but why did people accept ... Read More

French newspaper takes long view of news, coming out every 29 February

France, Feb. 29 -- French administration has not always made it easy for those born on 29 February, but one entity has embraced - and lives for - the date: the Bougie du sapeur, a bissextile publicati... Read More