April edition of Connexion out now

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28 March 2019

The April edition of Connexion is being delivered to subscribers and will be available in shops from this weekend.

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Highlights this month include:

Brexit
Healthcare fears for Britons in France after Brexit

'I dread being forced to return to the UK'

UK government promises to pay healthcare costs for expats at current S1 levels for one year after Britain leaves EU

UK pledges to pay for pensioners' healthcare for 1 year if there is a no-deal

EU suggests census of British residents over passport stamp issue

France aims to simplify travel rules in case of no-deal

Rush is back for booze cruises to France

Ring-fencing citizens' rights in EU after Brexit 'must be priority'

+ Should you still apply for a carte de séjour?

COMMENT: EU must focus on democracy after Brexit

+ A possible EU-wide charter for fairness

Will Brexit change tax rules?

News

2 million ideas come from France's Grand Débat - but gilets jaunes ran their own version

French chemists could offer some medicines without doctor's prescription

Tory MP talks out votes-for-life bill in UK Parliament

The debate for and against daylight saving time

Meet France's oldest working GP - he is 97

French artisan jeweller celebrates after Meghan boosts sales

France to impose 3% turnover tax on Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple

Celebrating 50 years of the first-ever Concorde flight

FOCUS: Taking French nationality, the culture test

+ Our journalist's experience of sitting the culture test

+ What does France expect you to know for the citizenship culture test

+ Moves to make the language test harder

Practical

Solar panels in France, the rules, financial aid available + feedback from those who have installed them

+ Save up to 46% by buying your car through a mandataire

Becoming French due to French children

New laws and other changes that started in March

Validity of 'European' British passports

Can you leave money in your will to a pet?

Is it usual to be charged a malus on a second-hand car?

Reader tells of outstanding care for his dying partner + How to make a 'living will' to clarify your care wishes

Boy, 5, saved mother's life because he knew emergency phone number - do you?

Dossier Médical Partagé - four million subscribers have signed up

Mythbuster: French schools do not have uniforms

All you need to know about vide greniers

Ethical search engines

Property

Cool summer homes carved out of cliff face

The historic town building on 1,000 years of Franco-German influence

Owning a house is still a big aim of French people

Property watch: western PACA

Broadband access for short house-hunting trip

Comment

Too little too late - the government's street show of strength is a sign of desperation

Macron was weak dealing with the gilets jaunes 

Blague humour - Corny French jokes

Wind turbines will not stop need for nuclear so why disfigure France with them?

Money

How to pay local taxes as a non-resident now cheques are banned

Examples of financial foolishness

Sign up for university grants now

Banking change for low-pay sole traders

Micro-régimes simplify income tax

Loan arranger can help freelances in need

Selling up? Why you need to understand your tax liability

Features

The bear necessities: can France really protect its endangered species?

Message in a bottle: a grand cru tour of southern France

INTERVIEW: TV presenter Stéphane Bern on the day he met the Queen

Keep or quaff - why do we age wine?

Open Gardens scheme set for a successful new season

French cooking with children

Sorceress, midwife, poisoner: The life and loves of 'La Voisin'

The ancient monastery that transformed itself into a village

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

To pick up your copy of April's Connexion

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Healthcare fears for Britons in France'I dread being forced to return to the UK'UK pledges to pay for pensioners' healthcare for 1 year if there is a no-dealEU suggests census of British residents over passport stamp issueFrance aims to simplify travel rules in case of no-dealRush is back for booze cruises to FranceRing-fencing citizens' rights in EU after Brexit 'must be priority'+ Should you still apply for a carte de séjour?COMMENT: EU must focus on democracy after Brexit+ A possible EU-wide charter for fairnessWill Brexit change tax rules?

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