Coronavirus: Trump and Macron call for UN Security Council summit

Their request comes while the proceeding is completely blocked. Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron want to organize an exceptional videoconference of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, which brings together the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom, to fight the epidemic in conflict zones . The American president and […]

Coronavirus: Turkey imposes confinement for children under 20

Only the youngest and the oldest will have to stay at home. In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced compulsory confinement for people under the age of 20 from midnight Friday. This new directive tightens the measures put in place to stem the epidemic of new coronavirus which is accelerating in the country. Vehicles will […]

Rome calls on Europe to “more ambition and courage”

Faced with the health crisis, the head of the Italian government, Giuseppe Conte, replied to the President of the European Commission Ursula in the columns of the daily The Repubblica. Italian Council President Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease, in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020. […]

“Taxes will not increase … yet”

INTERVIEW – Raising taxes would be “the worst thing,” said Edouard Philippe. France has nonetheless always used fiscal leverage to recover from an economic crisis, recalls historian Frédéric Tristram. By Louis Heidsieck The Prime Minister said on Thursday evening on TF1 that “the worst thing when it comes to restarting a country would be to […]

The CAC 40 goes into pain a dark first trimester

The Covid-19 tsunami has already wreaked havoc on the financial markets. In the first quarter, the Dow Jones fell more than 23%, unheard of for over 30 years. The Standard & Poor’s 500, the managers’ benchmark, plunged 20%. In Europe, the Euro Stoxx 600 broad index fell 23%. The CAC 40, meanwhile, plummeted by almost […]

Coronavirus: La Poste strengthens its teams to distribute newspapers and mail

Under pressure, La Poste announced that it would reinforce its teams to distribute the press, mail and parcels more often, and find in proven areas and rural areas a presence proven by the coronavirus. From Monday, La Poste will call on “more than 3000 additional” with volunteers, employees of the Mediapost subsidiary (distribution of advertisements), […]

May bridges, summer vacation: the reopening puzzle

Some professionals may find it beneficial to remain closed this year. Hoteliers wonder how many hotels to reopen and when. Here, the entrance to the closed luxury hotel “Le Meurice”, in Paris, on March 22, 2020. FRANCK FIFE / AFP “We can only work on fiction scenarios with professionals, in order to estimate their capacity […]

the economy rescue plan is well operational

The government has implemented emergency measures to avoid mass layoffs of workers and the collapse of business bankruptcies. The number of people who benefit from the rescue plan led by Gérald Darmanin (photo) and Bruno Le Maire is already impressive. As of April 3, 70,000 businesses have applied for a bank loan, for a total […]

Coronavirus: these professionals hold on, but impatiently await recovery

In Paris as in the provinces, their life is punctuated by the establishment of a new organization, the “digestion” of government measures to integrate them if necessary into their system and a reflection on the expected moment of restart. Three professionals from different sectors recount their daily lives at the time of the coronavirus epidemic. […]

Berezina for French tourism

Hotels, restaurants, parks… everything is closed. The shortfall could reach 10 billion euros in April. Like the Megève ski area, all French ski resorts have been closed since March 13. xavier FRANCOLON / SIPA / xavier FRANCOLON / SIPA Home leave. As school holidays begin this Saturday, French tourism professionals know this: Easter 2020 will […]