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Cost of living rises for students in France by three times the rate of inflation

August 23, 2017 France

People looking to study at university in France this year will find that their living costs have increased with a new report suggesting they are up by just over 2%, three times higher than inflation. The 2017 rise in costs for students is more than twice the increase seen in past years, according to an […]

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Brits love living in France and vice versa

August 9, 2017 France

France is a popular choice for British expats and vice versa with new statistics showing that almost the same number have moved to each other’s country in recent years. There were an estimated 148,800 British citizens living in France in 2016 of which 43% were aged 15 to 54 years and 46% were aged 55 […]

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France’s top jobs agency reveals sectors desperate for workers

April 25, 2017 France

Expats in France who don’t move there for a specific job can often find it hard to get work, but research suggests there are a number of sectors desperate for employees. Top of the list is winegrowers and tree surgeons, followed by maintenance technicians, waiters, restaurant workers and community workers. The French employment agency Pole […]

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France set to get English speaking police brigade

March 27, 2017 France

France is considering introducing a new police brigade section in Paris with officers that speak English to help people visiting the city and arriving to live there for the first time whose French may not be up to scratch. Plans are well advanced and supported by Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault who believes that the […]

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London and Paris named as the top global cities in Europe

March 17, 2017 France

If you are moving to live and work in Europe and want to feel that you are in a truly global city then the top choice is either London or Paris, according to new research. Overall, European cities have many of the characteristics of highly successful world cities that make them very attractive to workers […]

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France could see expats paying for health care if Le Pen wins Presidential election

January 17, 2017 France

Foreign citizens living and working in France could be asked to pay for their own health care for their first two years in the country under plans being drawn up by one of this year’s Presidential candidates. French people should get priority when it comes to benefits and health, according to Marine Le Pen, leader […]

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France introduces new rules for 2017 on minors travelling alone

January 13, 2017 France

People living in France face a number of new rules and regulations introduced at the beginning of 2017 and in the coming months. A number will affect expats with children and some changes apply to Paris which is setting up new rules to make the city more eco-friendly. One of the biggest is that children […]

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International Students Rate Norway as Top Country in Europe

October 22, 2016 Britain

Want to attend university abroad? New research might help you decide on your decision. International students rate Norway as top in terms of satisfaction, followed by Ireland, Poland, Finland, and the UK to round out the top five – this according to a report from Study Portals. Students were asked by Study Portals, which compares […]

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Best university experience in France is likely to be outside of Paris

September 16, 2016 France

The offspring of expats in France often end up going to a French university and now new research shows that if they want the best experience they should look outside of Paris. Indeed, Grenoble is the top city in France to study, followed by Rennes in Brittany and then Toulouse, which is down from last […]

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Workers in France and Belgium are the most taxed in Europe

September 12, 2016 France

Expats looking for a more liberal tax regime might want to avoid France and Belgium which a study have found are the most taxed countries in Europe. The annual study by think tank the Molinari Institute, which works out a tax freedom day for each country which is the date when the tax man is […]

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Spain offers best everyday living costs for British expats

July 8, 2016 France

When it comes to the cost of everyday living in some of the most popular locations for British expats, Spain comes out as having the best value, according to new research. The research, which compares the cost of a basket of groceries, shows that Portugal is the next cheapest, followed by France. But France was […]

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Rennes named as best city to live and work in France

June 22, 2016 France

When asked about the best places for expats in France the great cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux often come to min but a new study has found that it is the Breton capital of Rennes that comes out top. It has been named as the best city for foreigners to live in across France […]

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New York and Paris top for British travellers

April 4, 2016 America

Would be expats often fall in love with a country or location when they go on holiday and it seems that New York and Paris are the top favourites for visitors from the UK. Travellers from the UK were most likely to jet off to New York, followed by Paris, with Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, […]

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