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Business France has the mission to overcome misconceptions and improve the Nordic investor's perception of the French economy by using facts and figures. In this section, you will discover through reports and benchmarks that France is a very modern and attractive country integrated into the global economy. You will also find information about the French pro-business environment and the ongoing reforms to make the labor market more flexible and create a more dynamic and entrepreneurial economy.


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A Swedish investor in Paris
3/15/2019

France is one of the most dynamic places for start-ups in Europe, with 9,500 of them spreadout on the territory. Thus, France is increasingly becoming very attractive for investment fund interested in start-ups.

Keep an AI on France #1: Overview
3/1/2019

AI is rapidly growing and has become a priority for many countries. Through different governmental programmes and private investments, Nordic countries and France are important actors of the AI race for innovation. We are going to tackle in several articles the different aspects of AI that are close to Nordics and French interests.

French stereotype #2: “French people are never at work”
2/26/2019

France is charged with stereotypes worth being tackled, particularly in the business world. This is what we propose to do in this series of articles. We are going to deconstruct misunderstandings and preconceived ideas. Today’s theme is the productivity of French people at work.

French stereotype #1: “French bureaucracy is too complicated”
2/8/2019

What comes up to your mind when you think about France? Pretty sure right now you are picturing a man in a stripy t-shirt with a beret, smoking a cigarette while holding a baguette and the newspaper under his arm. Though some of these stereotypes might be true, France is also charged with a few other stereotypes worth being tackled, particularly in the business world. This is what we propose to do in this serie of articles. We are going to show you another image of France. So, to begin with, today’s stereotype is: French bureaucracy.

The promising future of fintech in France
2/1/2019

France’s fintech environment keeps on evolving. In 2018, €365 million were raised in the sector, this represents a growth of 15% in comparison to 2017. Thus, France is carving out a prime position for itself on the fintech scene.

Choose France Summit 2019: Take a chance on France
1/28/2019

On the 21st of January, President Macron gathered 120 CEOs of foreign companies at the Chateau de Versailles to discuss the development of the country and its attractiveness for foreign investment. For 2019, foreign investments amount to €600 million, with a large proportion of it dedicated to R&D and industries.

After the City, the City of Light: Paris is to become the new European financial hub  
1/22/2019

In the context of Brexit, France has undergone a few reforms and change to be able to welcome the new financial hub of Europe.  

France is more competitive and attractive than ever!
11/22/2018

The 2018 edition of the attractiveness scoreboard uses 123 indicators comparing France to its main competitors in the OECD (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Japan).

France allows the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads
11/9/2018

The French government has set the bar high announcing its goal to deploy highly automated vehicles on public roads between 2020 and 2022.

Norwegian investors approve the ongoing reforms in France
10/26/2018

At the occasion of the French-Norwegian Day 2018 organized around the theme of artificial intelligence (AI), Norwegian investors shared their positive opinion of the ongoing reforms undertaken in France.

The essential guide: everything about business in France in 2018
10/19/2018

Everything you need to know about the business environment in France, from the big picture down to the last detail on how to set up your business in France. This guide compiles the latest facts and figures on international rankings, and advice for investors and entrepreneurs.

Is France becoming the world champion for automotive technologies?
10/16/2018

France is one of the countries where most investments have been made in technologies related to the automotive industry, ranking third with more than €200 million funds raised in 41 operations.

2018 Environmental Protection Index: France is 2nd
8/14/2018

France is the second country that best protects its environment in the world

2018 European Innovation Scoreboard
8/9/2018

Facts and figures by the European Commission

La French Tech, what's that?
8/9/2018

All you wanted to know about La French Tech

France goes electric in 2018
7/20/2018

18 000 electric vehicles registered in France during the first semester of 2018

France’s ambitious plans to develop sales of electric vehicle and EV network
6/19/2018

World Nuclear Exhibition - Paris starting on the 26th of June
6/18/2018

The leading event for the global civil nuclear energy community.

EY barometer on French attractiveness
6/12/2018

Paris vs London: the French alternative for Nordic investors

Startups in France, Mahjoubi makes it easy
6/12/2018

Mounir Mahjoubi, announced 100 measures to ease the life of creative entrepreneurs in France.

French-Swedish partnership to shape the future of innovation and green revolution
5/15/2018

The signature of a Strategic partnership for innovation and green solutions between France and Sweden is a landmark achievement to strengthen collaboration between the two countries and to advance European cooperation on topics of the future.

What’s up French Fab? Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, an opportunity for Nordic industries
5/9/2018

French Fab: the perfect mix between industry and innovation

“AI Challenge Paris Region 2018”: Paris & AI, a new love story
4/26/2018

Paris is the new place to be for Nordic businesses in AI

France’s attractiveness is blooming, including for the Nordics
4/16/2018

France is among the favourite business destinations, and the Nordics increasingly look towards it.

Showing the way for AI
4/16/2018

“Choose Paris over Palo Alto” : AI international giants are choosing France, why don’t you ?

Learn more about the Swedish-French Start-up Hub
4/6/2018

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France and Estimeo, the automated start-up rating platform, enter a partnership to promote and strengthen the Swedish and French ecosystems and innovation.