Colombia: the “failure” of the fight against deforestation, the challenge of the new president – 08/03/2022 at 14:03

Aerial view of a coca field in a deforestation area in the department of Guaviare, on November 4, 2021 in Colombia (AFP / Raul ARBOLEDA) Despite government praise, the military strategy to fight against deforestation is “a failure” in Colombia, say environmental experts who aspire to new methods from the future President Petro, open to … Read more

EU: Increase in greenhouse gas emissions, without reaching pre-pandemic levels – 08/16/2022 at 18:10

EU: RISING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, NOT REACHING PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) rose in the first quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, but did not reach pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, a reported Tuesday to the Statistical Office of the bloc. Greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 1.029 … Read more

EU: Increase in greenhouse gas emissions, without reaching pre-pandemic levels – 08/16/2022 at 18:10

EU: RISING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, NOT REACHING PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) rose in the first quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, but did not reach pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, a reported Tuesday to the Statistical Office of the bloc. Greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 1.029 … Read more

Limiting cutting and replanting: the challenge of Togo where poverty rhymes with deforestation – 08/04/2022 at 08:41

Sébastien Balouki, director of the NGO Reboisons vite le Togo (RVT), watches over the forest in the Lomé region, June 28, 2022 (AFP / Matteo FRASCHINI KOFFI) Day and night, Komlatsè Koto watches with a vigilance committee over the forest of their village in southern Togo, to prevent one day it turns into a huge … Read more

Commentary video game purists resist the onslaught of cryptocurrencies – 08/10/2022 at 14:38

Gamers play the NFT video game Axie Infinity on their smartphones on December 15, 2021 in Malabon, a suburb of Manila, Philippines (AFP / Jam STA ROSA) Purists vs. crypto-enthusiasts: Some video game fans are concerned about the commercial temptation of the industry, as major studios increasingly take interest in blockchain technology, which lures gamers … Read more

France: Strategic gas reserves filled to 100% before November 1, says Pannier-Runacher – 03/08/2022 at 11:17

FRANCE: STRATEGIC GAS RESERVES RESPOND 100% BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, SAYS PANNIER-RUNACHER PARIS (Reuters) – France’s strategic gas reserves will be fully filled by November 1, Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said on Wednesday. “We are now at 80% filling of our strategic gas stocks, we are ahead of our target and that means that we … Read more

Tesla: the fall of bitcoin led to some losses – 07/25/2022 at 16:12

(CercleFinance.com) – Tesla announced on Monday that it suffered a loss of $170 million in the first half of its investment in bitcoin. The electric vehicle maker – which revealed it had invested some $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency in early 2021 – says that shortfall was partially offset by a $64 million gain from converting … Read more

Tesla: the fall of bitcoin led to some losses – 07/25/2022 at 16:12

(CercleFinance.com) – Tesla announced on Monday that it suffered a loss of $170 million in the first half of its investment in bitcoin. The electric vehicle maker – which revealed it had invested some $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency in early 2021 – says that shortfall was partially offset by a $64 million gain from converting … Read more

Social security contributions (CSG and CRDS) for life insurance contracts

Gains generated by life insurance contracts are subject to social security contributions. photo credit: CREDIT_NON_AFFICHE Earnings from your life insurance policy are subject to social security contributions, the rate of which is currently set at 17.2%. Their recovery methods differ according to the nature of the contract (mono-vehicle, multivehicle or “euro-croissance” life insurance). When deducted … Read more

Life insurance and advances: when the insurer does not respect its obligation to inform and advise

(Photo credit: 123RF) Mr. K has taken out a life insurance policy and is requesting several advances. Not obtaining the reimbursement of the sums in due time, the insurer proceeds to the total surrender of the contract. The insured takes his case to court. In 1996, Mr. K took out a life insurance contract through … Read more