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France's Macron offers London bankers French lessons in latest phase of ‘le seduction’ Brexit raid on the City


Operation le seduction, France's Macron offers London bankers

France's Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to offer London bankers French lessons in the latest phases of his 'Operation le seduction' Brexit raid on the City.

France will also pour more money into bilingual schools for children of English-speaking bankers and create a hotline to help them navigate the country's education system.

And ministers have said they will also temporarily exempt foreign executives from having to pay into state pension scheme.

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France will not accede to UK demands on financial services post Brexit:Macron


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France will not give in to British demands for the financial services sector to be covered by a Brexit trade deal, Emmanuel Macron indicated after talks with Theresa May.

The UK and France are "making a new tapestry together", Mr Macron said as the countries agreed new co-operation on defence and measures to tackle the migrant crisis.

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France’s Emmanuel Macron set to push UK into joining ‘Army of Europe’ after Brexit


France’s Emmanuel Macron set to push UK into joining ‘Army of Europe’ after Brexit

The French centrist is set to call on the UK to join European powers in a bid to foster ever-closer integration of the continent’s militaries.

`French president Emmanuel Macron announced his plans for the European Intervention Initiative (EII) last September as part of his proposals for sweeping reforms to the European Union.

Now the French centrist is set to call on the UK to join European powers in a bid to foster ever-closer integration of the continent’s militaries.

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France 'to demand UK pay more' for border controls post-Brexit


France 'to demand UK pay more' for border controls post-Brexit

President Emmanuel Macron reportedly set to ask Prime Minister Theresa May to contribute hundreds of millions of euros to reinforce France's border check points at ports facing Britain after Brexit.

France is reportedly set to demand hundreds of millions of euros from Britain to pay for new customs controls at Calais and its other Channel ports post Brexit.

The UK currently contributes to managing its border check points on France's mainland under a deal known as the Le Touquet Treaty.

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Theresa May faces hardliner backlash after Brexit deal


Theresa May ,Theresa May faces hardliner backlash after Brexit deal

 British Prime Minister Theresa May scored a key success in clinching a Brexit agreement with Brussels today but faced an immediate backlash from hardliners at home for making compromises.

"It's not Brexit," Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party and a major driving force behind last year's Brexit referendum, told BBC radio.

"A deal in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to the next stage of humiliation," he said on Twitter.

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‘Macron effect’ fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business


‘Macron effect’ fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business

Banking giant Citigroup Inc., fast-food restaurant KFC and elevator-maker Otis Elevator Co. are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" – a surge in investor optimism driven by the French President's pro-business promises.

But will they move their European headquarters to Paris after Britain pulls out of the European Union? Not so fast.

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Paris picked to host EU agencies after Brexit


Paris picked to host EU agencies after Brexit

The European Union went back to its roots Monday by picking cities from two of its founding nations – France and the Netherlands – to host key agencies that will have move once Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.

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Paris claims to have snatched 4,000 jobs from London


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London firms have already lost 4,000 jobs to Paris because of Brexit, French officials have claimed.

Several banks have publicly announced scaling down their re-location plans and Arnaud de Bresson, general delegate of Paris Europlace believes more moves will take place. 

He says London will still be important but will be smaller after Brexit. 

Ross McInnes, Franco-Australian chairman of Safran, who is also the Paris region’s economic ambassador agrees with this opinion.

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Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a markedly positive response on Friday to an EU summit appeal by Prime Minister Theresa May for help with Brexit, said talks with Britain were moving forward and were unlikely to break down.

Merkel made her comments at the end of the first day of a European Union summit and after May had appealed to her fellow leaders to help her silence critics at home and break a deadlock in the talks.

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France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost


France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

The UK's divorce from the EU has led to France and Sweden gaining a larger share of the number of fintech deals done within the Union, according to the research firm CBInsights.

The survey, European Fintech Trends, showed the difference in the number and regional share of fintech deals among European countries and while the UK still leads the way with a 34% share, it has fallen from the 45% it enjoyed back in 2014.

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