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Published monthly, The Connexion print edition is France's English-language newspaper. We provide news, analysis, comment and practical information to help readers understand and integrate into the French community.

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202 August 2019 (PDF)
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Brexit

Port of Calais now ready for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Campaigners and MPs ask EU to ring-fence UK citizens' post-Brexit rights

The ex-SNP MP who wants to protect rights as an MEP

British Embassy staff take a London bus information tour of France

France's Brexit information website to be translated into English - but there are errors online

News 

5G mobile revolution is launched in France 

Insurance fight in France over heatwave damage to property 

Households will bear the brunt of French government's anti-drought plan

France's tough new mobile ban for drivers 'will be hard to enforce' say lawyers 

Last ferries take 1.25m across Gironde estuary

French MPs launch new bid to axe many internal flights

Franco-British literary festival is back

Action plan against medicine shortages in France

Cross-country motor rally revs up to boost Red Cross

Is obligatory school from age of three a good idea?

Debate on facial recognition after trial’s 100% success rate 

The truth is out there - France's new ‘alien’ crop circles were a school project

French scientist named best European inventor for cancer relapse test 

Anger at green light for 21 wind power projects

Being a native English-speaker will not make your child top in English at a French school

War against plastic takes to France's Mediterranean beaches

Practical 

The Paris farm in an underground car park

Is France close to a sixth Republic?

Where to sit a language test for French nationality

Stay safe! How to keep those mosquitoes away 

Reusable packaging - and edible cutlery

Make sense of ... the French and holidays

Confusion over registering a foreign car

Carte de séjour: how long before you get an answer?

Restaurants in push to lose ‘bad employer’ label

Stone masons are in demand - so, how do you become one?

Summer’s here - so watch out for the wine burglars 

Six-wheel all-terrain wheelchair inspired by snow-go ski holiday 

Property 

Barn conversions - from dream to paperwork to reality

Property watch: Aquitaine

DIY: The secrets of shutters

Divorce and joint ownership of a French home

Notaires must confirm sellers are not bankrupt

Is taxe d’habitation still in place?

Money

Workless French workers’ decades on payroll

Travailleur détaché: what is this status? 

Tax-efficient tips for a move to France

S1s and social charge exemptions

Your tax statement is on its way - what you need it for

Update on claiming back social charges as a non-resident

SIX financial myths about France

Hire a car or van for €1

How to cut the €190 cost of rentree

You can rent a car or van for just €1 in France

How to rent out your swimming pool

Comment

Gilets jaunes: There may be trouble ahead

Lifestyle scandals are the favourite weapon political assassins 

French ex-Minister’s lobster and fine wines are perfect target for echoes of Revolution envy

Why French birth certificates are great

Farmer in France: 'Food for vegans ‘is subsidised by cattle farmers like me’

Features

Interview: Home is where the heart is for Top Chef's Hélène Darroze 

Meet the French nature guide who wants us to eat like early humans

Rural railway stations are changing track

The future for natural weed killers

How 40 village Resistance fighters captured 1,000 Nazis during World War Two

Pair retrace wartime Pyrenees escape trek

Interior design: Steal the style of Parisian tastemakers 

Interview: The bold man and the sea - Connexion talks to France's freediving champion Guillaume Néry

Walking in water – the French sports craze that's good for both body and soul 

Delicious bread recipes

The best film locations in France

Napoleon: winner and loser in Europe's game of thrones

When Australia almost became French

Open Gardens to visit

What's on across France this month - from sea shanties in Brittany to Mirabelles in Metz and fireworks in Cannes...

+ French themed crosswords and quiz! + Readers' Letters 
+ 10 pages of businesses and tradespeople serving English-speakers in France