News

  • The new French Tech visa program

    Published on 20 June 2017

    Is a fast-track residence permit application procedure through which eligible foreign talent can obtain a new “Talent Passport”:

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  • Make our planet great again

    Published on 09 June 2017

    Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel MACRON, on 1 June 2017, called onscientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, associations and NGOs, students and civil society as a whole to mobilize and join France to lead the fight against global warming.

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  • Discover the 70 winners of the French Tech Ticket Season 2

    Published on 09 June 2017

    Attentive readers may remember that France’s President, François Hollande, hosted a reception at the Élysée Palace in March 2016 for the 50 winners of the first season of the Paris French Tech Ticket program. Applications closed last September for an even bigger second French Tech Ticket season, which will this time host 70 startups in partner incubators throughout France.

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  • New welcometofrance.com website launched

    Published on 24 April 2017

    The French Minister for the Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin, made a special visit to Business France’s headquarters on February 23 to mark the launch of the new “Welcome to France” website, which provides essential information for foreign nationals and their families relocating to France.

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  • France attracts foreign talent

    Published on 24 April 2017

    The twin aims of the Right of Foreign Nationals Act of March 7, 2016, together with secondary legislation (implementing decrees) passed on November 1, 2016, are to underpin the path to citizenship for foreign nationals and to contribute to France’s attractiveness as a business location. We provide a rundown of this innovative reform and everything it has to offer.

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  • France becoming ever more attractive to foreign investors

    Published on 24 April 2017

    The A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index was published this week. According to its survey conducted in January 2017 with 500 senior executives from companies generating annual revenues of US$500 million or more across 30 different countries, France is the seventh most attractive FDI destination in the world.

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  • FT 1000 ranking: Paris is home to the Europe’s fastest growing companies

    Published on 18 April 2017

    The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published the very first “FT 1000”, a list of European companies achieving the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015. No fewer than 45 of the companies on the list are based in Paris.

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  • Business France publishes 2016 Annual Report

    Published on 30 March 2017

    Business France today published its “2016 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy”. The figures speak for themselves: France is an increasingly attractive investment location.

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  • A special tax system for expatriates

    Published on 28 March 2017

    With a view to improving France’s attractiveness as a business location and encouraging foreign talent to come to the country, the 2017 French Government Budget Act increased the term of the special tax system for expatriates from five to eight years.

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