Air France cabin crew strikes to begin tomorrow

Air France hostesses and stewards are to embark on a three-day strike from tomorrow, which may cause travel and flight disruption for passengers across the country. The company’s cabin crew are angered by plans to introduce a new medium and long haul company – Boost – to Air France’s roster with new working conditions for staff. Five unions in total argue that the contracts being put forward will lead to poorer working conditions, reduced pay and added stress to an already aging fleet.Read more

France’s airports stalled by strikes

Air traffic control workers in France are taking part in a strike this week, which was called by the UNSA union regarding working hours and conditions. Airlines across the board have been affected, with Ryanair cancelling as many as 45 flights today alone and an average of one in three flights cancelled around the country. Read more

Delta resumes NYC flight

The Delta daily flight from Nice to New-York JFK resumes on 15th April. The flight provides full comfort with lie-flat seating and direct access to the aisle for all Delta One Customers. The aircraft is also equipped with WiFi and on demand programmes are free of charge for all passengers.Read more

Air France summer destinations

Air France has announced new, direct connections from Nice to Tel Aviv and Athens as well as from Marseille to the Greek capital, Stockholm and Ibiza. Read more

CFM sells off business outside of AEOI regulations

Monaco-based CFM Indosuez Wealth Management has announced that it has sold a portion of its business within the principality to rival bank Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB). The former says the move is in line with its ‘proactive approach to limit client relations to residents of countries participating in the Automatic Exchange of Information’.Read more

Changes for landlords: furnished tourist accommodation

The French Digital Republic act, which came into force on 7th October 2016, will bring some changes for landlords who let furnished accommodation. From now on, owners of furnished properties who rent them for short periods, even if they rent their main property, have to register with the local mairie and/or ask for a prior authorisation to change the use of their real estate. This authorisation is already necessary for accommodation in Paris, its suburbs and towns with over 200,000 inhabitants, but now smaller towns too have decided to apply this process.Read more

Income tax deducted-at-source in 2018

The main characteristics of the ‘deduction-at-source’ system have just been revealed and further details have come to such: this new reform will be included in the 2017 Finance Act. The ‘deduction-at-source’ of income tax will concern almost all French citizens (employees, retired, persons with income replacement benefits like unemployment benefits…).Read more

Compagnie Monégasque de Banque wins second major award in 2016

Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) has achieved its second triumph of the year. The European magazine, in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Group, has honoured the private bank with the title of Best Customer Service Bank in Monaco at the 2016 The European Global Banking & Finance Awards. Read more

Choosing health insurance for your family

Lifestyle and cultural differences can be very different from one country to the next. The same applies to insurance between your home and host counties. No matter whether you have emigrated or are planning a long-term stay abroad, your existing insurance cover will usually not accompany you on the trip. Without consultation, having to find cover in a different country that can have very different policies to those that you are accustomed to can be virtually impossible.Read more

Delta celebrates 25 years of Nice-US connections

Delta Air Lines, the only commercial aviation company to offer direct flights between the Côte d’Azur and New York, has reached its 25th anniversary of connections between Nice and North America. Read more