Mar 03 2014

Gender Equality: Progress to

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Companies can do much better in terms of equality between men and women.1. According to a survey conducted by ESCP Europe, who interviewed 40 women with 10-15 years of experience, and participating in its Executive MBA programs 2and Women and Women Leaders, 55% of female managers believe that the effectiveness of their business to fight inequality is "low". They are only four to report that their company has a policy of equal pay and benefit.  Although

45% noted an improvement over the last five years of the place of women in positions of leadership in their business, 83% of women managers argue that companies continue to favor "unconsciously" men against women. Take

its destiny

Denouncing preconceived ideas, they believe that the difficulties in reconciling work and private life are not sufficient explanations for the gap between men and women. All refuse the argument of lack of competence. Eight out of ten claiming they have the same ambition as men.

"Women are pragmatic and themselves take initiatives that will help them accelerate their careers," says Delphine Manceau, Director of Corporate Division Europe ESCP Europe.

Seven in ten indicate that they are the ones who had the idea to follow one of two training programs continues to ESCP Europe. Eight out of ten find that their company has not encouraged to take this training. But 72% agree that their employer fully or partially finance their courses, to facilitate their training by providing high availability, or detach someone to help them cope with their professional work load.

This realism is accompanied by a clear look at what they consider their weaknesses and their qualities. "90% of women explain that they follow our program to build a professional network of women leaders. They want to exchange between peers and participate in events dedicated to women managers and leaders, "Delphine Manceau analysis.

Better manage their career comes second. Have more responsibility in third. The salary increase is in fourth position. Gaining confidence

Managers women also hope to gain confidence, one of their main disadvantages. "I was able to pass a number of stereotypes about women's access to leadership positions following an executive MBA for eighteen months, shows Rezlaine Zaher, former executive assistant became responsible for internal communication at Lafarge . I have confidence in myself. I would highlight my achievements and aspirations. I would not have done before. "

But all women managers do not believe that their training is more to progress with their employer, since 50% admit that they take courses to business change.

And they are only a third think that government policies in favor of women will have a positive effect on their careers.

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Mar 01 2014

Black day on the roads early difficulties in Rhône-Alpes

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For some it will be the end of their vacation or second week of rest, for others it will be the start of holiday. The roads will be so loaded this weekend, especially those leading to the ski resorts. Not surprisingly, the most significant caps should be concentrated in Alpes1, particularly because spouses school holidays academies nearby massif – Grenoble, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Nice, Montpellier -. In the Pyrenees, traffic problems will be due to the arrival of guests of the Academy of Toulouse combined with departures guests of the Academy of Bordeaux. However, traffic problems are marginal on other mountains.

Further complication strikes could disrupt railway departures and returns passengers in stations Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne, Franche-Comté and Provence regions Alpes-Côte d'Azur. On the roads

• Saturday 1 March

– In the sense of departures, the day is classified orange and black at the national level in Rhône-Alpes: Many difficulties are expected, especially on the A43 motorway at La Tour-du-Pin, between Lyon and Chambery, between Chambéry and large valleys of the Maurienne and Tarentaise. "The first plugs were formed to 07h and they only intensify," said the head of the Regional Centre for Information and Coordination road (CRICRs) Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, stating that "a peak was expected around noon. " Between Lyon and Chambéry, the trip is estimated at 2:15 instead of 50 minutes and the journey time between Lyon and Grenoble is 2:10 instead of 50 min.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense in the direction of Lyon. Axes A6, A26, A5, A31 and A36 will experience delays and / or plugs. On

Auvergne, some slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand upstream of the junction A71/A710/A75 (at an area work).

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, prepare to encounter difficulties on the A51 between Aix-en-Provence and the toll Saulce and the N94 between Gap and Briançon. Finally

Midi-Pyrénées, slowdowns are expected in the output of Toulouse and in the last kilometers before entering the stations of the Pyrenees.

– In the sense of return, the day is classified orange and red at the national level in the Rhône-Alpes. The end of the leave of Zone C and the first week of Zone B will generate heavy traffic on routes linking the ski resorts of the Northern Alps and northern borders of the country and the Paris region. Rhône-Alpes region, note that there will be difficulties between Albertville and Moutiers between the Maurienne valley and Chambery, Chamonix to Geneva or Geneva to Bourg-en-Bresse. Traffic may be disrupted by snow removal operations underway on the A40 towards Geneva, the A51 and the A89 west of Clermont-Ferrand, said CNIR Rhône-Alpes.

Side of Auvergne, slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense to the north, especially in the areas of Beaune, Langres and Troyes. Parisians meet slowdowns across Burgundy.  

In Ile-de-France, caps will disrupt traffic between Evry and Chilly-Mazarin. Tip: for a trip to the north, leave the ski resorts of the Alps north before 10:00. • Sunday, March 2

The day is classified as green in the sense of departures, as returns.

For more information: The report of the national forecasts Bison Futé2

In stations

• Strikes in the South East of France on Friday

……. . In the South-East of France, the TGV traffic will be slightly disrupted Friday due to several strikes located in Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes. If perturbations mainly affect regional traffic, it will provide complications for trains running on routes Paris-Bourgogne/Franche-Comté (90% of traffic is ensured) and Paris-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (3 4 TGV between Paris and Marseille, Toulon and Nice).

On the PACA region, the regional traffic will also be disrupted. Especially for those who want to join the Alps. Marseille, 1 set of 4 went to Les Arcs, 1 set of 2 goes to Briançon. Note that a train of 10 go from Marseille to Nice and 9 out of 10 will operate between Marseille and Lyon. A

Chambéry, the two main railway unions in the Rhône-Alpes region have called a strike this weekend end3. The notice began on Friday at 17 am and close at 8 am Monday. TGV traffic will be normal and the Alps 8 TER 10 circulate ensures SNCF in a statement. To complete the service, buses will be put in place, especially on the Grenoble-Veynes Gap online. Finally, the traffic Intercity trains will meanwhile "adapted on night trains." • Work

disrupts traffic

In the West-South-West region and southeast, alter the course of the work and intercity TGV delete. For more information, see the forecasts SNCF4. In the air

Nothing to report side air sky. No specific instruction was given at the Paris Orly and Roissy airports.  

I get more practical information

• The newscasts Bison futé5

• The press Vinci Autoroutes on forecasts trafic6

• The real-time traffic with Vinci Autoroutes7

• On iPhone: download the app for Sytadin Franciliens8 Inforad or to alert you to the presence of work, radar , etc.9

• Information Live trains and Eurostar10

……. . • Forecast with Weather Consult11

VIDEO – Discover how can appear in "traffic shadow" on the device thanks to our science program E-test piece .

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Feb 17 2014

Greece: the third bailout plan rejected after the European

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From our correspondent in Brussels

Cold shower for Samaras government. Greece1 straightens her accounts faster than expected, but it will have to wait to collect real encouragement: the capitals of the euro decided to postpone until the end of the summer any discussion of a third bailout.

This is the President of the Eurogroup itself cut short the hopes of Athens, at the beginning of a closed session of finance ministers: "If the program is followed, there will grant installments paid by May (as expected), assured Jeroen Dijsselbloem2 his arrival in Brussels. There will be no emergency about a new aid program for Greece and we will discuss the future in August. "

With the European elections in sight, Antonis Samaras3 had to dangle his constituents additional support countries of the euro and thus counter the explosive growth of anti-austerity party SYRIZA. It's the same election date today dictates a wait of its partners: Angela Merkel4 in particular does not want to feed the critics of the AFD, the new anti-euro party on the invoice that Greece impose the German taxpayer.

Unemployment remains attached to almost 30%

On this point, the Chancellor would have imposed its views to the Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble5 who wanted a gesture of solidarity with Athens, if one believes the weekly Der Spiegel. The first concerned the rise of anti-European vote in Germany on the evening of May 25 The second is concerned with a thrust extremes that would torpedo, Greece, the first success after four years of effort.

Under the tutelage of the EU-ECB-IMF troika, Athens found a "primary" budget surplus (excluding debt service) of € 1.5 billion in 2013 from the Prime Minister Samaras. This is twice the desired result. After five years of recession, Greece is also expected to grow by 0.6% this year according to the EU. But he still has to drive reforms and unemployment remains attached to almost 30%.

The surplus, if the European agency Eurostat confirmed in April, the condition laid down in late 2012 to consider a third European bailout: long-term loans, longer maturities of debt that weighs 175% of GDP and any interest rate relief. It is this perspective that is now pushed under the weight of the electoral calendar.


Feb 12 2014

In 2014, wages increase for experts

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While the recruitment market in France contracted sharply in 2013, especially on the first part of the year, the vintage 2014 should mark a "clawback", according to experts at Robert Walters, while still remaining hesitant. Result, do not expect a general surge wages.1. "The movements of the market does not yet lead to an adjustment of wages", except some expertise that will lead "to the regular implementation of individualized adjustments."  

The use of sharp profiles and experts does seem to be characteristic of the recruitment market in times of crisis, says the 15th edition of the "Salary Survey" by Robert Walters, which passes combed fifteen trades worldwide ( finance, HR, Legal, engineering, procurement, commercial2, insurance …) and compiles payments of more than 100,000 candidates.

As Antoine Morgaut3 CEO Robert Walters Europe stresses, some functions are nevertheless remained "coveted" last year. It is above all profiles "experts" on the items "associated with mergers and acquisitions, consolidators of data scientists, community managers in human resources or digital marketers."

In 2013, said the study, the French market suffered a sharp contraction, large groups are largely engaged in restructuring plans effectifs4. This resulted at once by "a slowdown in the number of recruitments, apprehension candidates to risk, a fear of losing his job and widespread uncertainty."


Feb 06 2014

The ten proposals MEDEF to support entrepreneurship

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MEDEF starts time entrepreneurs, and to promote their development and sustainability. "The entrepreneurship is part of the challenges," said Wednesday its president Pierre Gattaz1, which participated for the first time since its inception in the Salon des Entrepreneurs in Paris. For the occasion the employers' organization presented "10 recommendations for entrepreneurship" to support the entrepreneurs who, for 90% of them have no employee.

The boss of bosses means including "support entrepreneurs." This is the ecosystem Medef2, ie 750,000 members, 110 MEDEF territorial and 80 professional federations adherent, which must be mobilized. A "welcome pack" will thus be experienced with a contribution of one euro for a year to any entrepreneur who has just set up its structure. "Every entrepreneur should know that the MEDEF and territorial professional associations are available to them for advice," says Thibault Lanxade3, vice president of MEDEF.

Promote micro-credit

Another initiative that aims landmark, MEDEF intends to place the foot in the stirrup entrepreneurs by allowing them, for example, get their "first order". An approach that requires a better ranking of these small structures with purchases of major groups and SMEs services. In the same spirit to build sustainable business models, MEDEF will launch by the end of the year an awareness of its members to crowdfunding, ie the participatif4 funding. "Promoting entrepreneurship without favoring funding does not make sense. We will support the crowdfunding in the current banking environment, "says Pierre Gattaz.

The employers' organization finally wants swarm entrepreneurship through all layers of society. It will therefore promote initiatives in sensitive urban areas (ZUPs) youth under 30 years, thanks to a partnership with PACE (Agency for entrepreneurship) and conduct an experiment with the Ministry of Defence to accompany the conversion of twenty soldiers.


Jan 02 2014

Health spending out of control

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Health, a bottomless pit? According to the latest projections of the High Council for the Future of Medicare (HCAAM) published in late December, health spending is expected to increase much faster than the growth until mid-century and dig deeper the pit bottom of the hole Safely. Without corrective action, the deficit Insurance disease1 would thus amount to € 14 billion in 2020, almost twice (7.7 billion) that recorded in 2013. Worse, it will double by 2030 and peak at 41 billion in 2040.

This dark omen is explained by the growth forecast expenditure particularly rapid health until 2024 (+3%) and high until 2040 (+2.4%) before then slow (+1.8% ). The system, which accumulates deficits for more than ten years, would not survive such a groundswell. Indeed, increasing the hole Safely to absorb increased spending is excluded. This "lead to secure funding for future generations care spending today sick," says HCAAM, consisting of representatives from labor, management, administration and experts.

Three solutions listed

Some measures are taken each year in the social security budget (2.9 billion savings in the 2014 budget) to make adjustments. But spending will grow more than twice as fast as the French growth! And again, harder still to do. "To sustain a balanced budget (possibly) achieved in 2020, efforts should be continued unabated at least until 2040," warns HCAAM. The engine of this drift? The aging of the population, for a "relatively modest" part, and especially "the technical progress and the organization of care emerging as important contributors to health care spending."

Faced with these phenomena expected, the High Council list three solutions, but retains one. Increase social contributions (CSG and contributions)? Unthinkable, given the current level of spending. "If we had used solely revenue increases, they would repeat until 2040," the alert HCAAM. Increase delisting care? For that's enough to fill the gap by 2020, the decrease in support as it would "involve a major systemic change." Complementary health paying most of the expenses, the cost would jump to the insured, at least for those who could acquire them.

Therefore remains only the trail of a "vigorous and ongoing" control health spending, as also argued François Hollande vows at 31 December (see page 3). The "deposits efficiency" exist, recalls HCAAM, which campaigns again to a better organization of primary care. Clearly, send fewer patients directly to emergencies, very expensive for community.2, and rather to GPs. It should also address acts and hospital stays "irrelevant". Between the lines is the question of the French system too "hospital-centered."


Dec 26 2013

Rising unemployment: Holland in denial

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It was there several months inside the cabinet. "What is good is that nobody believes this reversal curve unemployment1, François Hollande2 launched a resolutely optimistic. This will be good news! "Or not. Thursday evening, the publication of unemployment figures for November was a cold shower for the government: 17,800 more job seekers Class A. Bad news, which contradicts the optimism Thursday morning by the spokesman of the PS, David Assouline. Bad news that contradicts the mainly good October 3 results (down about 20,000 job seekers Class A), the first since the beginning of the quinquennium.

The November increase is however offset by a decline in employment of Class B applicants (minus 3.1%) and C (minus 0.4%), two categories increased in October. In other words, if the unemployed who worked part-time or short-term contracts are included, the trend is downward (- 6900 registered). This allows the Minister of Labour, Michel Sapin4 to say that the reversal is "indeed committed in the fourth quarter" and must wait until December to "confirm" this trend. Anxious to turn quickly against fire, François Hollande immediately issued a statement Thursday night, saying in turn that if the November figures were "mitigate" those of October, "they did not change the trend." "The reversal of the trend in unemployment, which I am committed, is well underway, he insists. Sustainable reduction in unemployment is now within our reach. "

Operation "are saving bet Holland" launched

By Thursday evening, the government and the PS launched operation "are saving bet Holland" just published figures, the faithful patron of senators PS, François Rebsamen is mounted niche to congratulate him as a inversion "tends to confirm." As the first secretary of the PS, Harlem Désir, he does not hesitate to use a conqueror tone: "After reversing in 2013, in 2014 focus on the consolidation and amplification of down," as he's statement. Not less. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Michel Sapin Ayrault5 and take care of the after-sales service, Friday at Lorient. They will try to turn to present their best numbers. "You can say the numbers that you want, sighs an advisor to the Elysee. Everyone will find what he will find. Trend (down, Ed) is supported but these figures are not windfall. It must be very, very careful. These are not the tomorrows. "

It is a blow to Hollande. Although there still believes the head of state – who had rejected his press conference in January for results to present – hoping to finish the year on a positive note. While it stagnates in the depths of unpopularity, to boast reverse the trend of unemployment, as he had promised there a year, would allow him to recrédibiliser his word and action to demonetized eyes of the French. "This is the key to everything, pounded a minister this fall. There is nothing else that matters, everything else is only literature. Part of the five-year play it. If we fail, it is very bad … "Las.

At the Elysee, we tried to relativize Thursday night. "It takes a lot of determination and a lot of serenity," philosophized an advisor. Fragile hopes Hollande now postpone the December figures, which will be known in late January.


Dec 16 2013

Provides that the bill on consumption

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The bill consumption1 worn by Benedict Hamon2, is currently in its second reading in the National Assembly. It provides a number of concrete measures to "rebalance the relationship between consumers and professionals." Objective: to lower prices in areas such as optics, where margins are considered too important and enhance consumers' ability to defend themselves. Here are the main steps.

• Encourage the sale of eyeglasses and contact lenses on the internet

The Senate introduced an amendment favoring the sale of eyeglasses and contact lenses on the internet. According to Benoît Hamon, the "most conservative estimates" provide a gain purchasing power of around 1 billion euros. The selling price may well fall 30% to 40%. Online sale of such products is now possible, but insufficiently regulated. To secure online shopping, the bill provides that the ophthalmologist says on the order the pupillary distance of the patient, so that it can more easily pass the advice from the shop. According to the UFC-Que Choisir3, prices optical France are the highest in Europe. The association, which evaluates to 233% average gross margin opticians believe that price – 470 euros on average per purchase – could be up halved.

• Give consumers the opportunity to cancel their insurance policy after one year

An insurance contract may be terminated at any time after one year business card. To date, contracts are automatically renewed each year unless the consumer makes the approach to object in time. Promoting the mobility of consumers, the government hopes to moderate rates of insurers, which increase faster than average inflation, and will grow even 5% this year 4.

The bill also addresses the borrower insurance. People who get a home loan will now terminate twelve months for their insurance, and purchase offering the same guarantees, but cheaper. Despite Lagarde5 law, banks continue in effect push for their clients purchase insurance they offer, so that only a minority of borrowers now join another contract. The UFC-Que Choisir denounced again the importantes6 margins realized on these banks Insurance: 46% against 40% on average in 2007.  

• Allow the group action

The bill introduces the group action in French law: the way of collective action will allow consumers to regroup to recognize a sprained right consumer or anticompetitive practice. The text states that the group action is supported by a consumer association approved, which may inform the consumer engaged with potentially relevant action. Two sensitive areas, health and the environment, however, have so far been excluded from the group action.


Dec 05 2013

Tax fraud law: custody 96 hours Censored

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A judgment of Solomon. The constitutionnel1 Council censured six articles of the Law on the fight against fraud fiscale2. Sixty senators UMP seized the independent authority and challenged 12 items in all. The Council particularly censored Article 3 which provided a maximum penalty set at 10% or 20% of the turnover of the defendant or accused corporation. The Constitutional Council ruled that "this limit does not depend on the relationship between the offense to which it applies and the turnover and was likely to be of a character manifestly out of proportion to the gravity of the infringement" .

Similarly, the Board has censored sections 38 and 40 which allowed the tax and customs administrations to ask the judge for authorization to conduct home visits on the basis of documents in whatever origin, including illegal no checking account payday advance.  

More wise Rue Montpensier, censored Article 57 which provided added to the list of non-cooperative countries and territories in tax matters, states that have not signed with France or not considering entering an administrative assistance agreement. In the absence of this list should be established by 1 January 2016, the Constitutional Council considers, in essence it is difficult to predict and that "this measure creates a breach of equality before expenses public ".

Finally, the Commission removes the possibility of a custody 96 hours for tax fraud and so far only applied to crimes and offenses affecting the people. In contrast, the organic law establishing a Public Prosecutor is fully validated.


Nov 27 2013

TGV Paris-Barcelona between track

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The Spanish Minister of Transport1, Ana Pastor, had spilled the beans last week by telling Catalan radio that TGV2 Paris-Barcelona would be inaugurated on December 15. Thursday, indiscretion becomes a new commercial offer: travelers can book their tickets to Paris but also connect Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille in the capital of Catalonia and even Madrid from Marseille. In total, five daily roundtrips will be provided between France and Spain without travelers have need to change trains at the border, as was the case until now.

By mid-December, two back and forth between Paris and Barcelona will be done in 6:25 minutes. A daily return will go and Lyon 4:53 Barcelona. Another daily service linking Toulouse to Barcelona in 3 hours while a go and 2 daily return link Marseille in Madrid 7:00 3 via Barcelona. In April, the number of frequencies should be doubled to meet tourist demand.

The rates proposed by the immediate SNCF3 and Renfe4 are identical to those already offered both business travelers. It was not until spring that a new price range will be unveiled. For now, the station merely indicates its price floor – accessible when tickets are booked in advance.

No Franco-Spanish delivered

Obviously, these low prices (from 59 euros for a Paris-Barcelona) seem competitive with airline fares. But the low-cost companies such as easyJet and Vueling connect the two cities in 1 hour 30 less than 80 euros.

But the flow of passengers waited on Franco-Spanish railway network is an entirely different magnitude than the airlines, the two railway companies provide one million passengers will travel on these new lines in 2014. By comparison, 800,000 trips were recorded on the French railway line to the Spanish border since December 2010, when the tunnel Perthus allowed TGV to move to Spain.

Disappointment for travelers who borrow these direct links between France and Spain, no specific livery has been provided. Trains into service between France and Spain in two weeks will be conventional TGV SNCF and Renfe: Duplex trains Alstom but Renfe AVE renovated. New duplex trains Euro should gradually be put into service next year by SNCF


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