The Complexities of Remembering: 20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

PARIS- 20 years ago this spring Rwanda experienced the fastest and most efficient genocide in history. In addition to the indescribable human and emotional cost, it took a tremendous toll on the country’s economy. Rwanda has made great strides since 1994 and has restored its economy to pre-genocide levels. It is the only country in […]

Franco-Belgian Bank Dexia to Restructure

On the morning of Friday, December 21, the shareholders of Franco-Belgian bank Dexia SA held a special session in Brussels to decide the bank’s restructuring. The stockholders of Dexia SA, also known as Dexia Group, voted 99.4% in favor of a recapitalization, saving the bank from liquidation. The vote specifically approved a capital injection of […]

French Icon Depardieu Causes Uproar Over Move to Belgium

Three months after France’s richest man, LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, sparked controversy by seeking to establish residency in Belgium, another household name has announced an imminent move north.  Following rumors of his search for a more tax-friendly new home last month, iconic French Actor Gérard Depardieu has settled on the Belgian town of […]

Bernard Arnault Seeks to Become Dual French-Belgian Citizen

The Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique revealed information the morning of Saturday September 8 that shocked the French public. Bernard Arnault has applied to be naturalized as a Belgian citizen through the Commission of Naturalizations of the Belgian House of Representatives. In order to be accepted, the candidate must provide proof of “real ties” to […]