Contributors / Tom Burges Watson

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Team culture

After decades dodging the issue of art looted by the Nazis, France has set up a new mission to find the heirs to thousands of works that have lain unclaimed for decades.


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Against the grain

The betc founder has never read a management book – and probably never will. Yet over the past 24 years his trusting and laidback approach has helped build an advertising giant that is not only rewriting the business rul…

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Fresh air

With millions of listeners tuning in, the early-morning current-affairs slot is a competitive one in French radio. We hear what stations are doing to make their show stand out and set the nation up for the rest of the day…

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Sounds of the future

Savoir Faire is a creative agency that, with its own in-house record label Bromance, takes a holistic approach to pushing the best in French electronic music and pop. It’s an outlook that suggests the music industry is…

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Making scents

A centre of perfume making for centuries, the town of Grasse in the South of France is holding on to its reputation as fragrance capital of the world by developing new technology alongside time-honoured traditions.

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Press gang

For a nation founded on the libertarian spirit, France’s media has traditionally kept a respectful distance when reporting on those in power. But recent high profile exposés are pushing the debate back into the spotlight…

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Europe Briefing

Why the Chinese premier is eyeing up Reykjavik as an Arctic foothold, and what the Spanish Ministry of Defence's Centre for Gender has to teach the world.


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