More Changes in France as of July 1

France takes over the European Union Presidency until December 31.

Public transportation gets slightly more expensive. SNCF tickets increase by 10 cents, while subway tickets in Paris now cost 1.60 € for a single ride or 11.40 € for a booklet of ten tickets. The monthly Carte Orange-Navigo also increases: Zones 1-2: 55.10 €; Zones 1-3: 72.90 €; Zones 1-4: 90.20 €; Zones 1-5: 108.40 €; Zones 1-6: 122.10 €

The SMIC (minimum wage) is raised to 8.71 € an hour / 1,037.53 € (net) a month.

Unemployment benefits increase by 2.5 %.

All EU citizens except Bulgarians and Romanians have full working rights in France and no longer need a visa or carte de séjour.

P.S. Happy Canada Day!

  • Emmy

    Hey! You’re a wealth of information! Thanks for keeping me in the know!

    My back issue of champs elysée came yesterday and I’m so far very impressed! :o)

  • http://Emmygration Emmy

    Hey! You’re a wealth of information! Thanks for keeping me in the know!

    My back issue of champs elysée came yesterday and I’m so far very impressed! :o)

  • http://updatesfromsusan.blogspot.com/ Susan

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the info. I think you keep half the country legal! Sounds like your presentation went well, congrats!!

  • http://updatesfromsusan.blogspot.com/ Susan

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the info. I think you keep half the country legal! Sounds like your presentation went well, congrats!!

  • http://samdebretagne.blogspot.com/ samantha

    Dude, I’m super annoyed that I didn’t recharge my navigo pass for July yesterday…I almost did, but there was a huge line – now I know why!

  • http://samdebretagne.blogspot.com/ samantha

    Dude, I’m super annoyed that I didn’t recharge my navigo pass for July yesterday…I almost did, but there was a huge line – now I know why!

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com/ Justin

    Thanks for all the info Jennie! Seriously, if it wasn’t for you I would be lost in this country. :-)

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com/ Justin

    Thanks for all the info Jennie! Seriously, if it wasn’t for you I would be lost in this country. :-)

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    Canada Day was fun! 😉

    Wow, subway tickets are getting really expensive!

    Zhus last blog post..Canada Day In Ottawa

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    Canada Day was fun! 😉

    Wow, subway tickets are getting really expensive!

    Zhus last blog post..Canada Day In Ottawa