Issue 013: 1st June 2007
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The French government has announced its intention to abolish inheritance tax for all families but the very rich.
The European Commission has instructed France to end the monopoly by certain banks of a symbolic popular savings scheme used by nearly 50 million French people.
Brits are the holiday habitués of Europe, according to a recent study of holiday choices by IPOS, the French pollster.
French airports have reported strong traffic figures for 2006, with low costs flights growing by 20%.
Overall there was growth in passenger numbers of 4.5%, to give total passenger figures of 146 million.
French workers are the biggest ‘whingers’ in the world according to an extensive study of attitudes to work, carried out by UK business consultants, FDS International.
Millions of French are switching to the internet for their telephone services (VoIP), with the use of television over the internet also seeing a huge rise.