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Bad time for Tourism in #Paris, France

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Bye, Paris, France

After Kim Kardashian rushing from her luxury hotel, Vladimir Putin staying alive away from Elysée Palace … bad indian summer for Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s tourist office (not to mention French President François Hollande re-election polls …).

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Hi, François from Paris !

Never mind, it cannot get much worse in France …

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Evolution of French presidents since the 1950’s – Credits : Jean-Marc

It cannot get much worse @Elysee … but some French spin doctors are working on it …

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Renaud Favier – September 30th, 2014

The French have 36 000 towns, and almost a million politicians, but do they have a president ?

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No comment … The French love themselves, eat strange food, prefer talking to walking, and voting to working. And Western Parisians are strange people, and odd politicians, even to French standards.

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More about the ongoing French elections (in French, but there are no words for that sort of things in XXIst century languages) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/03/23/la-france-930-000-candidates-aux-municipales-et-pas-un-politicien-capable-allez-voter-quand-meme/

Renaud Favier – March 23, 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Tax in France : so what, now ?

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No, France is not a tax heaven, whatever tax credits, “niches” and loopholes they may have, grow or invent for entrepreneurs and rich people to stay and create jobs, finance innovation and buy or export “made in France” goods. Not yet.

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And some rich and famous with brains, not only quite good football and rather average tennis players, have realized that the French borders, not to mention the Berlin Wall(s), are over.

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But no, not all the rich and have of France rush to, or stay in Britain, whatever “Tapis Rouge” here and there.

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Credits : Placide

And things may change in France, thanks to climate change and heavy raining and snowing in Europe.

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Credits : Glabergen

Change for the better with the support of the best tax-experts and consultants.

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Credits : Alex

Things may improve thanks to computers.

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As France goes for world’s best practices, benchmark(et)ing and state of the art tax techno and propaganda.

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Credits : Glasbergen

Things may improve step by step, after a few coffee cups in Paris-Bercy …

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Things may really improve, if and when French tax ministers read English.

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Lenine used to say “The Soviets are communism with electricity”. Nowadays France may be communism with a keyboard and coffee.

More about French attractiveness : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/attractivite-france-quid-ici-et-maintenant/

More about French taxes : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/11/cest-le-grand-jour-le-grand-soir-cetait-avant/

More about French politics : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com

By the way, don’t forget, tonite is the deadline for French internet tax form.

Renaud Favier – June 11th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

All you always wanted to know about last fortnight (or so) in #France but were afraid (didn’t care ?) to ask

The French are in a bad mood. But how come ? They live in (one of) the best countries in the world, they can come and go to and from Brussels, Geneva or Montecarlo whenever they want, and they have (one of) the best foods of the world.

October, 8th : the French argue about pigeons, or #geonpi, fort that matter. Nobody really undestands what this French mess is all about, but it must be a French tradition to go for pigeons as they don’t celebrate thanksgivings. Maybe they already can’t afford “poule au pot”, or “foie gras”, or even plain “pâtes aux truffes” anymore.

October 7th : the French discuss geese Fashion. How could they possibly complain about that ? Appart from the fact, that Paris no longer is the world’s capital city for fashion, and that the French have bought German cars and fashion for a while, and consider Chinese ones, now.

October 6th : the French discuss French cars at Porte de Versailles. How can they possibly waste time discussing such lame ducks ? It must be a French tradition of some kind at that time of the year, another French paradox.

 October 5th : the French discuss socialism and luxury bags. Whatever works, if they like it …

October 4th : the French discuss about time. Not Time magazine, but past, future, present, that sort of things. Everybody got lost in (time) translation.

October 3rd : the French discuss good old times, when Citroën convertible cars were real big convertible cars, French world leaders were real big world leaders, and #MondialAuto was real big Salon de l’Auto de Paris.

October 2nd : some French discuss books and litterature, that sort of thing they consider as important as food, love and politics, whereas moste of the rest of the real world thinks it’s basically a business like any other kind of art that can make money.

October 1st : the French discuss Handball. Some Blues seem to have got caught red handed, somehow. French sport business as usual, nobody cares, but some French.

September 30th : the French forgot to complain (it was Sunday, but usually, they don’t stop complaining just because it’s Sunday). Anyway, that was quite enjoyable for the rest of the word, as when the French stay in their own comfort zone (without talking), it’s magic Sunday for all others.

September 29th : the French discuss the French budget for 2013. No comment, everybody knows they are very good at discussing but very bad at budget, and the result can’t be very palatable. Who cares anyway (but some French) ?.

September 28th : the French discuss foreign cars. No comment, real French lovers should not need that, but if they like it, whatever works and it’s better to ride a German Panzer than to kill endangered animals, for the same absence of results.

September 27th : the French twit about the iPhone5, like the rest of the world (for once).

September 26th : the French President discusses Syria with some diplomats and chiefs of states at the UN while other world leaders play with their iPad, prepare for their own speech, or read their emails or notes, depending on wheter they have run out of smartphone battery yet. Not even the French care (about Syria). (Nb the French also discuss unemployment in France, that day, but let’s talk about it later).

September 25th : the French talk about Chili con carne. Nobody in the world can possibly believe that, but that’s the way it is, now, in the country of the French Paradox. That must be “le changement”. Let them talk about French foods (French fools ?).

September 24th : some French politicians try to talk about environment. Let the French ecolocrats talk together and discuss against themselves.

September 23rd : some French are going with the wind (at Coupe Icare, near Grenoble). Let them fly under the sunshine.

September 22nd : some French don’t laugh. Let them try and find a good joke.

September 21st : some French laugh. Some others don’t. Let’s not interfere, it’s their own problem if they don’t all have the same / a good sense of humor.

Nothing really new under the French sun last fortnight (or so) : some laugh (at France or in France, that’s just geography), some don’t (in France, or about France, that’s just history), and other folks just work (like the Germans or Chinese), or just don’t work (like the Greeks or those people with a lot of oil under their feet), but nobody is really afraid by France anymore really cares to ask about France anymore.

Renaud FavierOctober 9th, 2012Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of it all …
… French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the world.
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Frenchonomics : let’s Hope with H…ollande

The good news in Paris, France, is that hope is at the corner of the street (with demonstrators at the end), and nobody burns cars in town (until winter, usually). But it might be slightly over-optimistic to consider that all lights are green, right now.

Renaud Favier, September 3nd, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about France, Frenchonomics, French Politics, French Cars or even more important issues. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist).

            

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Frenchonomics “à la Sauce #Hollande” in Châlons en #Champagne

France is at crossroads between the Wine, or “ClubMed” Europe, with Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy … and  Beer, or Serious Euroland, with Germany, Finland, the Netherlands … Now, President Hollande knows where to go, but he needs a scapegoat.

Renaud Favier, September 2nd, 2012.

Some additional e-reading may be needed about France,  Frenchonomics, French Politics, French Countryside, French Gentry, French Champagne or even more important issues. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times and the Economist).

            

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