French income tax for non-residents

Bilingual lawyer Benjamin Kergueno, who operates offices in the heart of Nice as well as near the British Museum in London, shares his advice about French income tax for non-French residents. Read more

Important tax changes for 2018

With the draft budget for 2018, President Emmanuel Macron has started the tax reforms that were announced during his campaign. It is currently being submitted to the French parliament and includes important tax changes for companies as well as for private individuals.Read more

Chrysanthemum & the Fête de la Toussaint

As I left the car and walked towards the supermarket entrance doing the usual check for my purse and if I had enough bags, my attention was caught by what looked like fields of vibrant, multi-coloured flowers. Dozens upon dozens of purple, yellow, pink and orange chrysanthemums lined the doors of the shop and people of all ages were buzzing like bees around the pots, carefully picking which ones to take home.Read more

Macron wins French presidency

 Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist independent and former Rothschild & Cie Banque investment banker, has been elected as the President of the French Republic in a landslide victory against extreme-right Marine Le Pen and the Front National. Read more

A tumultuous campaign

Since the birth of France’s Fifth Republic in 1958, never has the outcome of a presidential election been so uncertain.Read more

Tension in France: the demise of the old system

Not since Charles de Gaulle has an incumbent president in France waived his fight for re-election. Never before have all the favourites for the highest office in the state failed to make the final cut. Read more

Guest columnist: Healing after sudden death

After the tragic deaths in Nice on July 14th and many who were severely injured, parents, family, friends and the community are left asking, “How will I survive this immense loss?” Sudden death is one of the most difficult types of grief to live through, and as each person starts to pick up the pieces of this tragedy, it is crucial to understand there is a way through.Read more

Reader comment: words and advice from psychotherapist Antony Brown

The remarkable bravery of those who witnessed and tried to prevent the attack has been incredible. Like many, I feel the need to help: to provide something meaningful, to offer support to people distressed by this terrible event. So what brief professional advice can I offer? Read more

Comment from editor-in-chief Petra Hall

It simply cannot be true, just a terrible nightmare… And yet, the death toll stands at 84 with over 100 injured, 18 of which are still struggling to survive. It is not a nightmare. It is an unbearable reality. Read more

Political Column: A forlorn celebration

A 60th birthday is normally a big event for serving public figures, a time to review the past and look confidently to the future.In President François Hollande's case, however, it was a low-key jubilee. And it was marred by an opinion poll a few days later concluding that more than 80 per cent of the French had no confidence in him or his government.Read more