In Poland and the Baltic countries, the end of tourist visas granted to Russians

► On what grounds do the four countries prohibit tourist visas for Russian nationals? The agreement was sealed in a coordinated manner between Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Since Monday, September 19, the four countries have temporarily decided to no longer issue tourist visas to Russians, “in order to counter immediate threats to public order … Read more

emotion wins the Elizabeth-II market in Paris

Elizabeth II, queen who “occupied a special place in the hearts of the French” according to President Emmanuel Macron, attached very particular attention to a specific place in Paris. France 24 went to the flower market in the center of the capital to meet traders and visitors. The place was recently renamed in honor of … Read more

Lucas Barioulet immortalizes the daily life of the war

Published on : 09/01/2022 – 16:52 Lucas Barioulet, 26, is a freelance photojournalist. Like many other media, The world sent him to Ukraine from March until May. On the occasion of the Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, he presents an exhibition that highlights the new daily life of a bruised people. From our special … Read more

Energy prices: is France the only European country not to tax superprofits?

It was also in May that the British government announced that it would do the same. A “exceptional tax” 25% has thus been put in place on oil and gas profits, which should allow, according to the government, to raise 5 billion pounds (or 5.80 billion euros) in one year. Be careful though, as pointed … Read more

Schengen visas: what advantages do they offer to travellers?

The European Union has decided to completely suspend a 2007 agreement which aimed to grant preferential treatment to visa applications submitted by Russian nationals. This decision, taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine, follows strong pressure from Eastern European countries, which denounced the contradiction between the war and the arrival of Russian tourists in … Read more

these European countries deprived of Russian gas since the war in Ukraine

Russian gas flows to France will dry up. Gazprom announced Tuesday evening August 30 that deliveries to Engie will be completely suspended from Thursday September 1. Since the invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions, Moscow had already interrupted its gas exports to several European countries. The main reason given by Vladimir Putin to explain these … Read more

Mstyslav Chernov and Evgeniy Maloletka recount three weeks in the hell of Mariupol

Mstyslav Chernov, 37, born in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, and Evgeniy Maloletka, 35, born in Berdyansk, a Russian-occupied city in the southeast, are both photographers for Associated Press (AP ). On the occasion of the Visa pour l’Image festival, the two tall dark-haired men, with piercing eyes and drawn features, recount their living and working conditions, … Read more

“The United Kingdom is a friend of France”, answers Emmanuel Macron to Liz Truss

Published on : 08/26/2022 – 21:30 It is a sentence, launched during the campaign among the Conservatives in the United Kingdom, which goes badly in France. Liz Truss, favorite to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson on September 5, refused to decide, during a meeting on Thursday August 25, and to say whether French President Emmanuel … Read more

“The prices are completely insane”

Published on : 08/26/2022 – 21:38 The wholesale price of electricity in France reached a record on Friday: it exceeded 1,000 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), against 85 euros/MWh a year ago. For Nicolas Goldberg, energy expert at Colombus Consulting, this surge in prices could result in “an increase of between 30 and 40% in … Read more