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Major documents outlining the Government's policies and reforms
 

Doing business in France (2016)

Doing Business in France - 2016

This “Doing Business” guide is designed in a spirit of hospitality, as it seeks to provide key information to investors on a full range of regulatory, tax and employment law matters that may arise when setting up and running a foreign subsidiary in France.

 


Leverage data to modernise public action

Leverage data to modernise public action

The decree of 16 September 2014 creates, under the Prime Minister’s authority, a Chief Data Officer (CDO), attached to the Secretariat-General for Government Modernisation (SGMAP). The CDO coordinates the administrations’ action with regards to the inventory, governance, production, circulation and data use. The CDO also delivers each year to the Prime Minister a public report on the inventory, governance, production, circulation and use of data by administrations. This first report, based on a year of investigation, exchange and experimentation with numerous public officials and many administrations intends to provide a framework of analysis, detect promises and illusions of data-driven science, present initial results, report the initial difficulties encountered and suggest first orientations, including a collaborative mapping of the data available in the State, open to all administrations who wish to participate and benefit from it.



French Stability Programme (2016-2019)

France - Stability Programme 2016

The 2015 budget outturn was better than expected. The government deficit continues to fall: it has been reduced to 3.5% of GDP, and halved since the peak of the crisis in 2009. Government spending excluding tax credits increased by 0.9% in nominal terms, the lowest increase in decades. For the first time since 2009, aggregate taxes and social security contributions as a percentage of GDP fell. France has demonstrated its ability to achieve fiscal consolidation through tighter control of its expenditure – reducing it in proportion to GDP – while funding its priorities and lowering the tax burden. France will carry these consolidation efforts forward in line with the projected fiscal adjustment path, to support the ongoing economic recovery while financing government priorities.
 

French Reforms in Action

French reforms

National Reform Programme: implementation and further measures
 

FINANCING BUSINESS INVESTMENT

France - Financing Business Investment
The report suggests ten recommendations for implementation in France or Europe.

 

For a transparent and collaborative government: National Action Plan 2015-2017

For a Transparent and Collaborative Government: National Action Plan 2015-2017

Throughout this plan, France took a total of 26 commitments. In a year, a first assessment will be made. Lessons learned from this first plan will support the second version of the Action Plan. France will strive to make constant progress towards a government that is more open to consultation and citizen’s contributions. The collaborative democracy to which we aspire to fully involves citizens in public action. This plan is, for France, a major step enabling us to go further in the respect and promotion of our core values.


Responsability and solidarity pact

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The Responsibility and Solidarity Pact, announced by President of the Republic François Hollande on 14 January 2014 and defined by Prime Minister Manuel Valls during his general policy statement on 8 April 2014, is a new stage in the government's policy to renew growth and employment in France.

 

Greater Paris

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The Grand Paris is a development project for the whole of the Paris metropolitan area. It is designed to improve residents’ quality of life, address regional inequalities and build a sustainable city. The project is supported by the State and the Ile-de-France – a region of 12 million inhabitants that accounts for almost a third of French GDP – and provides a splendid opportunity to involve all city stakeholders including developers, transport operators, public and private investors, construction companies, architects, urban planners and all Greater Paris residents.
 

PRIORITY: YOUTH

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The new policy “Priority: Youth” was adopted by the Comité interministériel de la Jeunesse (CIJ - French Cross-ministerial Committee for Youth) at its meeting on 21 February 2013. This roadmap encompasses 47 concrete measures ordered into 13 priority objectives.

 

FRANCE TEN YEARS FROM NOW

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France Stratégie conducted a wide-ranging debate with local and national politicians, economists, businessmen and labour leaders and the civil society on the critical issues that the country faces. Based on those exchanges, the report analyses the current situation and sets out a series of eight strategic priorities for the next decade.