sylvie Corbet

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France drops its supertax on millionaires

Jan 1, 2015

France drops its supertax on millionaires

It was supposed to force millionaires to pay tax rates of up to 75 percent — “Cuba without the sun,” as described by a critic from the banking industry. Socialist President Francois Hollande’s supertax was rejected by a court, rewritten and ultimately netted just ...

French president's chef says adieu

Nov 1, 2013

French president's chef says adieu

France’s presidential chef is retiring after four decades of culinary service, having fed five French presidents and peppered the steaks tartare of some of the world’s most powerful leaders. Bernard Vaussion, 60, was filled with emotion while cooking his last lunch for the President ...