Brexit, trade wars: So how are France’s tech reforms holding up? (ZDNet)

French president Macron’s reform agenda is gaining momentum. In the startup ecosystem, his French Tech Visa is drawing in foreign talent, while his goal of achieving male and female equality in France has increased the number of women-oriented initiatives. Despite consultancy EY’s recent European Attractiveness survey showing that foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped in France by 1% in 2018 after soaring to 31% growth in 2017, the … Continue reading Brexit, trade wars: So how are France’s tech reforms holding up? (ZDNet)

Creating a Tech Community to Aid Refugees in Crisis (Overture magazine)

As the needs of refugees worldwide become more complex, a growing collection of technology groups are working to serve them as people, not problems. I first met Paul-Emmanuel Levy in Paris in October 2017, at the first global summit to be held by Techfugees, a non-profit that helps coordinate the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees. Earlier that day he had been … Continue reading Creating a Tech Community to Aid Refugees in Crisis (Overture magazine)

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What to buy on the other French Riviera (The Telegraph)

Look West along the Mediterranean to find cheaper property. You won’t find the Cannes Film Festival or Club 55, but if owning a dreamy Mediterranean holiday home is your main desire, buying a property on the “other Riviera” can be half the price of the Côte d’Azur. The seaside resorts scattered along the western side of the south coast in Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales are adored … Continue reading What to buy on the other French Riviera (The Telegraph)