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Halloween: the French always more fond of sweets

Even if Halloween celebrations in France have never reached Anglo-Saxon proportions, the candy hunt remains an unmissable event for distributors, according to a Nielsen study. Halloween, candy festival… and confectioners. All Saints’ Eve, as this Anglo-Saxon celebration translates, is often decried in France as being nothing more than a marketing operation. A feeling validated by

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Belgium: can the radioactive wood scandal stop at the border?

Logs from Belarus, contaminated with cesium 137, were sold in a large DIY store in the Liège region. Thirty-three years later, the controversy invites itself in Belgian stoves and fireplaces. Last week, a revealed that firewood contaminated with cesium 137, a typical isotope of nuclear activity, was sold in a Brico store, a large area

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Succession: bank rates could start rising again in 2020

If the banks had to freeze their tariffs this year at the request of the government, an increase in fees could take place in 2020. “These banks where not to die” headlined in 2018, with a certain black humor, concerning its investigation of the most expensive banks in terms of inheritance costs. The rule is

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In Mayenne, a large area is embarking on composting

FIGARO TOMORROW – In Evron, a few kilometers west of Le Mans, a super U wants to strive for zero waste. For this, he transforms his organic waste ready to be thrown away into fertilizing compost. “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”. Here is perhaps the new motto of the super U

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The Assembly votes a tax on flavored wines targeting a young audience

This new tax targets wine-based premixes. The National Assembly voted on Thursday to introduce a tax on “premixes” (mixture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) based on wine to deter Taxation of “premix” already exists at 11 euros per deciliter of pure alcohol, but wine-based “premix” was previously exempt. The amendment by LREM MP Audrey Dufeu

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Electric scooters: Lime now charges the pound for poorly parked users

In Paris, customers must, from this Wednesday, pay a fine of 59 euros for a badly parked scooter. The Lime self-service scooter application has decided to take new measures, starting this Wednesday, against unscrupulous customers. For an electric scooter left in an inappropriate place, Lime users now face a financial penalty. The company charges impound

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Organic certification, how does it work?

The European Bio label and the French “AB” are among the most demanding. But do not guarantee the total absence of pesticide residues on 100% of the products. Residues of pesticides or plastics found in certified products. The results last June of one out of 130 products showing that certain certified products were not exempt

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