France decided this week to introduce a tax aimed at companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook, set to take effect on January 1. It will be the first European country to introduce a tax aimed specifically at the tech giants.
Over 27,000 people, from France but also such countries as the US, China and South Africa, have come together to buy the Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers in the Loire region, keen to help protect the country’s heritage.
France’s economy minister on Monday launched a new label for French industry, tagged French Fab. A brand in the vein of “French Tech”, which is dedicated to growing French start-ups around the world.
The Russian cyber-spying group Pawn Storm (also known as Fancy Bear) has targeted French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron, according to Japanese cyber-security experts. Macron campaign officials, however, say the group has so far failed.
Independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron outlined his counterterrorism plans on Monday, including targeting the encrypted messaging services used by terrorists. But the announcement has drawn criticism from experts.
Already criticized for being thin on policy, independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is facing fresh criticism after releasing details of his economic programme.