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Territories 19/03/2020

France is planning a "state of health emergency"

In order to combat the coronavirus epidemic, the executive branch of the French government plans to declare a “state of health emergency”. To this (...)

Housing 22/06/2018

Housing: A third pillar is possible - residential property companies

As the first reading of the ELAN housing bill comes to an end in the French National Assembly, it is clear that France needs a (...)

Housing 15/06/2018

French CDC Habitat takes stake in 63,000-unit northern social housing firm

CDC Habitat, the housing manager of French state financing institution CDC and partner of Germany's giant Vonovia group, is to take a 34% stake in Maisons (...)

Housing 13/06/2018

French National Assembly passes Elan law easing rental housing regulation

The French National Assembly parliament on Tuesday adopted the Elan law on housing, notably pressing small communal housing firms to merge, boosting permitted sales to 40,000 (...)

Housing 08/06/2018

France passes law to limit impact of Airbnb on housing

Joining other European locations attempting to curb the impact of Airbnb and similar websites on its housing supply, France on Friday passed a law forbidding owners (...)

Housing 06/06/2018

French parliamentary debate heats up as govt amends social housing quotas

The French National Assembly debate on housing reform became yet more divisive Tuesday as the Loi Elan housing legislation debate touched an amendment to the SRU (...)

Hospitality 06/06/2018

French rail, air strikes deal heavy financial blow to travel, events

French rail and airline strikes have dealt a heavy financial blow to travel and event industries in the nation, reaching €1bn in lost travel (...)

Housing 04/06/2018

France’s National Assembly backs rise in social housing sales to 40,000 p.a.

France’s National Assembly voted through an amendment to the Loi Elan marathon housing bill Sunday which could boost social housing sales to sitting tenants fivefold to (...)

Housing 01/06/2018

France’s National Assembly approves Elan measures to ease resi conversions

France’s National Assembly has approved measures in the landmark Elan housing bill to ease the conversion of empty offices into housing, a key component of a (...)

Housing 31/05/2018

French National Assembly starts Elan housing reform marathon

France’s landmark Elan housing bill, which aims to make new homes cheaper and easier to build, is being debated in the National Assembly this week in (...)

Finance 30/05/2018

CdC reform in focus as Paris outlines 'bank of territories' to support housing

French government aims to reform its central financial arm CdC move a step closer today as senior ministers, together with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, outline (...)

Housing 17/05/2018

France passes office conversion change that could add 20,000 Paris houses

French MPs have passed an amendment to the nation's housing law to ease conversion of offices to residential in a move that the government (...)

Finance 20/10/2017

France passes first new element of housing strategy into law

The French National Assembly on Thursday passed into law the first new element of its national housing strategy, extending a reduced 19% tax rate to businesses (...)