Following the Brexit referendum, a solemn David Cameron has announced he will stand down from his position as prime minister by October and will not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty prior to his departure. The Conservative political has said that while he will attempt to ‘steady the ship’ in the next three months, the UK needs ‘fresh leadership’.
From the start of August, online rental service Airbnb will automatically collect the French taxe de sejour in Nice, Antibes and Cannes. The regional tourism committee for the Côte d’Azur has fought for some years for the ruling, which it says will bring more of an economically equilibrium between the French Riviera’s hotel industry and Airbnb.
The Monaco Plage Propre incentive has returned for the seventh year to the principality’s Larvotto beach with the distribution of free portal ashtrays that hope to dissuade smokers from stubbing out their cigarettes in the sand.
Prince Albert II has made the strong and commendable decision to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags at points of sale in the Principality of Monaco in an effort to combat the alarming growth of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean albeit under several conditions.
The Riviera Business Club has extended a welcome to its Business Networking Cocktail Dinatoire event in Cannes this Thursday to both members and the public. Held at the trendy Quai 21 Business Centre, the night will be the perfect setting for guests to make new contacts and network in a warm and convivial atmosphere.
Meet the fabulous author behind the best-selling trilogy about buying and running an olive farm in Provence, Carol Drinkwater, at Antibes Books this Saturday as she signs copies of her latest novel The Forgotten Summer.
A survey conducted by InterNations (www.internations.org), the world’s largest network for expats, shows that almost three-quarters of British expats who say they are eligible and planning to vote in the referendum are in favor of remaining in the European Union. Expats’ most common sources of information are British media publications, with more than nine out of ten respondents consulting them, as well as friends and family: according to 53 percent of the Britons living in another European country, their loved ones provide them with insights about the upcoming election.
A 24-year-old man is believed to have died in the hours after Sunday night’s match between Northern Ireland and Poland in Nice, which ended 1-0 to Poland. In Marseille, 10 supporters are behind bars following clashes in the city.