France

Everyone Loves Airbnb in Europe, Except European Residents

August of this year marked 10 years since Airbnb was created. This unconventional accommodation enterprise was started by three men…

France Becomes the First Country Globally to Ban Five Pesticides Linked to the Collapse of Bee Populations

France has become the first country in the world to ban five types of neonicotinoid pesticides linked with the worldwide…

Spain & France Will Take On EU’s Anti-Piracy Mission After Brexit

Spain and France are filling the would-be maritime defence void left after Britain exits the European Union in eight short…

France, Spain & Portugal Receive Largest EU Award Ever for Joint-Energy Infrastructure Project

In late July, French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez were hosted by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio…

Cyprus Launches Innovation Hub to Support Disruptive Technology Endeavours

Last month, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC ) announced the establishment of a new Innovation Hub, which will…

Spanish and German Leaders Meet As Their Bilateral Migration Agreement Comes Into Force

On August 11, German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Southwestern Spain to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The…

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: France’s National Motto, Now Codified, Safeguards Humanitarianism

In a landmark decision last month, France’s Constitutional Council ruled that “fraternity is a constitutional principle”, thus grounding in law…

France Hopes to Transform Paris Into Important Financial Hub

The French are renowned for treating courtship as an artform. Grand gestures, intimate discussions, and a little self-promotion can go…

How France Became a Global Clean Energy Leader

The French government plans to release a draft of its 2019-2023 and 2024-2028 energy programmes (PPE) this month. Many expect…

New French-led Defence Initiative Aims to Address Security Threats to Southern Europe

Ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels this week (July 11-12), nine EU member states – including Spain and Portugal…
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