Sophia Antipolis Entrepreneurial day

In a bid to encourage the growth of business ventures within France, the 16th October will now mark “Entrepreneurial day”. Sophia Antipolis, which has a long-standing reputation as an investor in business on the Côte d’Azur, will host a variety of meetings and debates from midday to midnight.Read more

Genoa Boat Show starts tomorrow

The Salone Nautico Internazionale Boat Show is being held from the 6th – 14th of October at Genoa Fairground. This is set to be one of the greatest boating industry shows of the year.Read more

4th Markethon community day on Riviera

Thanks to the dynamic strategy last year to help job seekers, 50 positions were secured in 2006 in the 3 months following the last Markethon.Read more

No to Ikea in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur

There has been another twist in the saga over the proposed Ikea family village site in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur. The Paris-based "Commission départementale d’équipement commercial" (CDEC) has rejected the proposal to cite an Ikea store in the Saint-Martin district much to the delight of many residents, particularly those of neighbouring Mouans-Sartoux. Not everyone however is entirely happy with the verdict and more is expected to become clear once the panel publishes its report detailing the reasons for having rejected the giant chain’s proposals. For many, the presence of an Ikea...Read more

Unemployment now less than 10% in the Var

PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur) has seen a decrease in unemployment compared with the same period last year, with the figure in the Var department, for example, falling below 10%.Read more

CERAM hosts Economic Intelligence event

The 5th annual “Recontres en Intelligence Economique” (IE) will be held tomorrow, 7th September 2007, at the CERAM Business school of Sophia Antipolis. This year the event, which aims to bring together researchers and students, centres on the theme of economic intelligence and comparing international competitive poles of excellence.Read more

Proposed restaurant bill TVA tax at 5.5 per cent

The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his intention to reduce the TVA (tax) on restaurant bills down to 5.5 per cent. He will also try to lower the tax on biological products.Read more

Sophia Antipolis welcomes leaders from Bahrain

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As part of a collaboration between Sophia Antipolis on the Côte d’Azur and the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Fondation Sophia Antipolis and the Kuwait Finance House Bahrain (KFHB) came together for the second edition of the 'Mentorship programme'.Read more

No money in some Riviera banks

Some banks in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have already run out of cash for the ATMs. Notices by machines, such as ‘en panne’ signal to customers that they are out of order.Read more

Eighteen new buses for Nice

The Communauté d’Agglomération Nice Côte d’Azur (CANCA) are putting 18 new Heuliez Euro 4 buses into service around Nice as part of its Ligne d’Azur fleet. Yesterday afternoon Jacques Peyrat, Mayor of Nice who is also a Senator and President of CANCA, and Louis Nègre, CANCA’s Vice-president in charge of transport and Mayor of Cagnes-sur-Mer, welcomed the new Heuliez Euro 4 buses from Station Haliotis.Read more