No to Ikea in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur

There has been another twist in the saga over the proposed Ikea family village site in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur. The Paris-based "Commission départementale d’équipement commercial" (CDEC) has rejected the proposal to cite an Ikea store in the Saint-Martin district much to the delight of many residents, particularly those of neighbouring Mouans-Sartoux. Not everyone however is entirely happy with the verdict and more is expected to become clear once the panel publishes its report detailing the reasons for having rejected the giant chain’s proposals. For many, the presence of an Ikea...Read more

Unemployment now less than 10% in the Var

PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur) has seen a decrease in unemployment compared with the same period last year, with the figure in the Var department, for example, falling below 10%.Read more

CERAM hosts Economic Intelligence event

The 5th annual “Recontres en Intelligence Economique” (IE) will be held tomorrow, 7th September 2007, at the CERAM Business school of Sophia Antipolis. This year the event, which aims to bring together researchers and students, centres on the theme of economic intelligence and comparing international competitive poles of excellence.Read more

Proposed restaurant bill TVA tax at 5.5 per cent

The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his intention to reduce the TVA (tax) on restaurant bills down to 5.5 per cent. He will also try to lower the tax on biological products.Read more

Sophia Antipolis welcomes leaders from Bahrain

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As part of a collaboration between Sophia Antipolis on the Côte d’Azur and the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Fondation Sophia Antipolis and the Kuwait Finance House Bahrain (KFHB) came together for the second edition of the 'Mentorship programme'.Read more

No money in some Riviera banks

Some banks in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have already run out of cash for the ATMs. Notices by machines, such as ‘en panne’ signal to customers that they are out of order.Read more

Eighteen new buses for Nice

The Communauté d’Agglomération Nice Côte d’Azur (CANCA) are putting 18 new Heuliez Euro 4 buses into service around Nice as part of its Ligne d’Azur fleet. Yesterday afternoon Jacques Peyrat, Mayor of Nice who is also a Senator and President of CANCA, and Louis Nègre, CANCA’s Vice-president in charge of transport and Mayor of Cagnes-sur-Mer, welcomed the new Heuliez Euro 4 buses from Station Haliotis.Read more

Côte d’Azur train strike off

Railways back to normal but now it’s the turn of the airportsRead more

Monaco Coaching Strategies at BCC

Stress management is the topic for the June lunch organised by the French Riviera British Chamber of Commerce association at the Relais des Coches in Tourrettes-sur-Loup on Thursday 21 June at 12 noon.Read more

Nice tram shopkeepers recompensed

Around 500 of the 2,000 shops and boutiques most seriously affected by the Nice tramway works have received over 10 million euros as compensation from the Communauté d’Agglomération Nice Côte d’Azur (CANCA).Read more