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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nice airport among the worst hit in the Air France Pilot strike

90% of flights cancelled on third day of Air France strikes

The Air France strike appears to have worsened overnight with 90% of flights to and from Nice Airport cancelled today. Travel chaos abounds, particularly at the Nice Côte d'Azur airport.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: App allows customers to book and pay for trips via smartphone

Uber launches taxi service in Nice

The Californian based company Uber has announced the launch of its private taxi services in Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nice. Uber hopes that new regulations will help to appease angry taxi drivers. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Medef proposals are in order to create more jobs in a country where 3.4 million people are unemployed

Bosses' answer to France woes outrages unions

Axing bank holidays, ditching the 35-hour working week and paying people below minimum wage will pull France out of its current situation, says employer group Medef. But union leaders have slammed the position as "provocation".Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Vence mayor introduces law to enforce maintenance of town's beauty

Vence mayor strives to banish town eyesores

The mayor of Vence has introduced legislation to enforce the maintenance of the town’s buildings. The aim is to further enhance the aesthetics of the picturesque town, focusing particularly on the more derelict houses in the vicinity. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Construction unions forecast job losses while newspapers are also forced to make cuts

Unemployment figures set to take a hit

The French Building Federation yesterday warned that a further 2,000 workers in the construction industry may lose their jobs before the end of the year. It comes as more cuts have been predicted for the Nice Matin group, while national newspaper Liberation is looking to drop around a third of its workforce in order to stay afloat. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Air France pilot strike could last as long as a week

2nd day of strike sees more flight cancellations

Eighty per cent of Air France flights today are expected to be cancelled, on what is the second day of the pilots’ strike. The action, which was announced at the beginning of September, is set to last as long as a week unless negotiations between Air France-KLM and the three leading syndicates SNPL, SPAF and Alters are successful.Read more …

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Engel & Völkers expansion

Entrepreneur Florian Gross, together with a group of private investors from Rigeto Entrepreneur Capital GmbH, has purchased multiple licenses from real estate franchising company Engel & Völkers, including Engel & Völkers Munich GmbH and the Engel & Völkers NRW GmbH. This makes the new holding, EuV Residential Holding License, now the largest group within the Engel & Völkers global network. Read more …

15.09.2014 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Online video streaming website will bring competition to pre-existing CanalPlay site

Netflix launched in France

The American video streaming service Netflix has expanded to include France in their user countries. From today, French residents will be able to sign up to the site for a small fee and have access to unlimited English-language films and TV on internet connected devices.Read more …

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Win! One of four fantastic beauty packages from NAIL SPA Monte Carlo!

The Riviera Times is giving readers the opportunity to win four luxurious beauty packages from NAIL SPA Monte Carlo. Entering is easy!Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Postman committed scams enabling him to steal thousands of euros

Rogue postman sentenced to three years behind bars

A postman has been sentenced to three years in prison after exploiting his position and stealing identity documents, enabling him to con innocent people out of thousands of euros.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Air France pilot strike estimated to cost company between 10 and 15 million euros a day

Pilot strike causes havoc for travellers

The promised Air France pilot strike has begun today, with 45 out of 87 flights to and from Nice airport cancelled. As announced at the start of September, the strike could continue until next Monday if a deal is not struck between unions and management. There are some winners to come out of this action, namely competing airlines. Read more …