• France’s action in the Sahel

    G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – face a number of challenges, including the growing threat of terrorism and organized crime, climate change and demographic growth. These are leading causes of fragility in the region. As shared challenges, they must be addressed from the political, military and development perspectives.

    France and its European and international partners are fully committed to supporting the Sahel States in their efforts to address these challenges.

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  • The United States rejoins the Paris climate agreement

    Joint Communiqué issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Barbara Pompili, Minister for the Ecological Transition (January 22, 2021)

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  • Minister outlines priorities for post-Trump relations with US

    Foreign policy – United States/Iran/arms control/climate/WHO/fight against terrorism/NATO/China/multilateralism – Interview given by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to the weekly newspaper JDD
    Paris, 17 January 2021

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  • The Night of Ideas 2021, 24 hours to feel "closer"

    The sixth edition of the Night of Ideas, coordinated by the Institut Français, coordinated by the Institut français, will be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 on the topic “Close(r)”. It will be reinforced in its digital dimension with the creation of “24 hours of night and ideas”.

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  • Choose France Awards 2020: Business France honors international investors and France’s regions Paris, December 10, 2020

    In 2020, Business France organized, under the auspices of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, the Ministry for Regional Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, and in partnership with the États de France, the second edition of the Choose France Awards, an annual day of debate on the country’s attractiveness, with a special focus on France’s regions.

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  • 4th One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 January 2021

    One Planet Summit – Pledges for action to support biodiversity – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the French Republic.

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  • French economic attractiveness in 2020

    According to the “France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2020”, France has maintained its position as leading host country for European investment, R&D activities and industrial investments. The study also shows France’s attractiveness in terms of the digital economy, the fight against climate change, access to capital and cost of labour.

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