Keyword: shops

'Non-essential' High Street businesses re-open in France

One month after the second lockdown was imposed in France to contain the resurge in Covid-19 cases, non-essntial shops and businesses, except bars and restaurants, were allowed to re-open as of Saturday amid a slow but regular fall in recorded deaths and new infections nationwide.    

French court rejects bid to demolish shops at Jungle refugee camp

Judge has ruled there is no legal basis for expelling 72 people running makeshift stores and cafés at the camp in Calais.

French stores rebel against Sunday trading ban in bitter row

Two home improvement chains, ordered by court to stop opening stores on Sundays or face a fine of 120,000 euros, defiantly opened for business.

France returns to Sunday shop opening debate

Two recent court decisions have reignited a longstanding debate in France about whether shops should be allowed to open on Sundays.

Paris suburbs shut late-night shops to fight rowdiness

Two local authorities have enforced earlier closing times in neighbourhoods plagued by petty crime and binge drinking in public.