Issue 016: 16th July 2007
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Well, maybe not, but the reputation of France as a high tax country may be misplaced.
Fifteen cashiers working in the ticket office at the Eiffel Tower have been found guilty of a fraud of €750,000.
House prices continue to remain stable, with prices even falling slightly in the South West, according to the latest housing market survey by FNAIM, the professional body of French estate agents.
The government has announced that around 10,000 jobs in education are to go, most of which will be teaching jobs in schools.
The prices of old farm properties in France rose by over 8% last year, with continuing strong interest from French and international buyers alike, according to SAFER the French land agency.
A major shake-up of the wine industry has been proposed by the EU Commission, which promises to meet stiff resistance from the French government.