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The Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the European Union

"Facing up means preserving the unity of Europe" Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault upon arrival at the informal meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg "It was important for me to (...)

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Colombia – Ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (23.06.16)

It paves the way for the swift conclusion of a comprehensive peace agreement to put an end to the conflict which, over the last 50 years, has left several tens of thousands of people dead and (...)

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The Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the European Union: 5 keys to understanding

1. What question will the people of Britain be asked? Electors will have to choose between two options: “Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the European Union?” On the ballot paper (...)

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Human rights – Norway - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the 6th World Congress against the Death Penalty (21.06.16)

The minister of foreign affairs and international development reaffirmed France’s resolute and unwavering commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty, which is an inhumane, unjust (...)

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Human rights – Norway - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the 6th World Congress against the Death Penalty (21.06.16)

The minister of foreign affairs and international development reaffirmed France’s resolute and unwavering commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty, which is an inhumane, unjust (...)

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Second edition of the French Tech Ticket (22.06.16)

This program fosters the spread of innovation and concrete applications for research in France. Technological innovation is an engine for growth and a key component of our country’s attractiveness (...)

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French-Japanese innovation seminar (21.06.16)

Japan is the CNRS’s leading Asian partner. French and Japanese researchers co-publish more than 2,300 papers each year. Two hundred fifty agreements have been signed among institutions of higher (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ban Ki-moon (24.06.16)

They will notably discuss the Middle East peace initiative as well as progress in the political processes in Mali, the Central African Republic, Libya and Colombia. They will take stock of the (...)

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European Union – Meeting of the foreign ministers of the founding countries (25.06.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six founding countries on June 25 in Berlin to take stock (...)

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European Union – Participation by Jean-Marc Ayrault and Harlem Désir in the General Affairs Council (24.06.16)

The discussions will focus on the results of the British referendum and will provide an opportunity to prepare for the European Council on June 28 and (...)

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China – Natural disaster (23.06.16)

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families. In these tragic circumstances, we assure the Chinese people of the French people’s solidarity.

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Democratic Republic of Congo – United Nations – Adoption of resolution 2293 by the Security Council (23.06.16)

The international community thereby expresses its concern at the political situation and with respect to human rights in this country.

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Turkey - Q & A from the daily press briefing (23.06.16)

As soon as we learned of the arrest of these three human rights activists, we expressed our concern. France remains very concerned by the provisional detention of Reporters Without Borders (...)

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Economic diplomacy - “Tour de France” of SMEs – Visit by Matthias Fekl to Toulouse (23.06.16)

Matthias Fekl will take part in the “International Destination Forum” hosted by the Midi-Pyrénées Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is aimed at supporting exporting firms. He will chair a (...)

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Cyprus – Forest fires - French assistance (22.06.16)

France stands by the Cypriot people and authorities at this difficult time. As part of the European civil protection mechanism, the French Civil Defense has dispatched three planes, which are (...)

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North Korea – Launching of two ballistic missiles (22.06.16)

In the wake of the nuclear test in January, the launching of a missile in February and the launching of short-range missiles over the last few weeks, North Korea is determined to continue on this (...)

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India – Non-proliferation – India’s candidacy to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) (22.06.16)

France believes that India’s entry into the four multilateral export control regimes (NSG, MTCR, the Australia Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement) will strengthen international efforts to combat (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Meeting between Matthias Fekl and the coordinators for the priority export sectors (22.06.16)

Gérard Wolf, for the “enhancing urban living” sector; Jean-Patrick Lajonchère, for the “healthcare products and services” sector; Xavier Duportet, for the “emerging technologies” sector; Jean-Emmanuel (...)

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UN – Human Rights - Election of Nicole Ameline to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (21.06.16)

The 23 experts serving on this committee oversee the progress made by the 189 States parties in implementing Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The (...)

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International Criminal Court – Conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba (21.06.16)

For the first time, the International Criminal Court established the criminal liability of a defendant, as a military commander, for crimes committed by his troops in a third country under the (...)

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Israel/Palestinian Territories – Death of a Palestinian teenager (21.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victim’s family and stand by all those who were injured. The Israeli authorities have opened an investigation, and France hopes that investigators will get to the (...)

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Euro 2016 – Mr. Shprygin’s situation (21.06.16)

He was arrested and placed in police custody, and should be expelled in the coming hours. He is now banned from entering France.

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Central African Republic – Violence (21.06.16)

We would caution all those who try to obstruct the reconciliation process in the Central African Republic led by the new authorities that emerged from the elections. The perpetrators of the (...)

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Congo – Political situation (21.06.16)

It reaffirms its attachment to the protection of fundamental freedoms, whether they relate to the press, unions or political parties. As Jean-Marc Ayrault indicated to his counterpart, (...)

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Mali – Implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement (21.06.16)

We commend the mediation efforts over the last two years by Algeria and notably by Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs, which made this progress possible. The interim authorities must (...)

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Jordan – Attack against the Rukban border crossing point (21.06.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and wish the injured a speedy recovery. France assures the Jordanian authorities and armed forces of its support in the fight against (...)

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Bahrain – Situation of Sheikh Issa Qassem (20.06.16)

We call on the region’s leaders to do everything possible to avoid exacerbating tensions.

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Egypt – Death sentences for three journalists (18.06.16)

They follow the mass convictions handed down in recent months, particularly of former Egyptian leaders. We reaffirm our resolute and unwavering opposition to the death penalty anywhere and in (...)

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Turkey – Freedom of the press – Arrest of Erol Onderoglu, Ahmet Nesin and Sebnem Korur Fincanci (20.06.16)

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press everywhere. It supports the independent work of human rights NGOs such as Reporters Without (...)

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Afghanistan – Attack in Kabul (20.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims. France assures the authorities of Nepal, Canada and Afghanistan of its support in the fight against (...)

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Morocco – 10th edition of Ramadan Nights (15-26.06.16)

These concerts highlight the vitality of Moroccan music, which ranges from traditional Arabic melodies to contemporary reinterpretations. An ambitious program spans 11 cities: Casablanca, Rabat, (...)

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Central African Republic – Attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières convoy (18.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victim’s family, and we express our deep solidarity with Médecins Sans Frontières personnel, who are doing an extraordinary job. France stresses the need to protect (...)

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UN - EU – World Refugee Day (20.06.16)

It particularly renews its support for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR), whose work is more crucial than ever, and applauds the remarkable commitment of its staff throughout the world, (...)

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Development - National Council for Development and International Solidarity (20.06.16)

Mr. Vallini will underscore the importance of this dialogue and the need for a joint mobilization of efforts to implement the commitments of the first World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul (...)

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European Union - Space – Exhibition inaugurated by Harlem Désir (Paris, 20.06.16)

Running through June 29, it has been presented in 30 European cities, giving more than 950,000 visitors an opportunity to discover the major challenges of European space programs. This (...)

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10th anniversary of UNITAID – Speech by Jean-Marc Ayrault (Paris, 23.06.16)

This meeting will be held on an exceptional basis on June 22-23 in Paris, as France is its top donor country. Also in attendance will be André Vallini, minister of state for development and (...)

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Consular network – Speech by Jean-Marc Ayrault at consular meetings (21.06.16)

The minister will review the status of projects aimed at providing better support for French citizens who travel or move abroad, and at streamlining consular services. His speech will be open to (...)

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China – Death of Ambassador Wu Jianmin – Jean-Marc Ayrault’s statement (Paris, 18.06.16)

China’s ambassador to France for five years, from 1998 to 2003, and an expert on France, he never stopped working to expand French-Chinese relations. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved (...)

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Mali – Implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement (17.06.16)

France reaffirms its support for the parties, the Malian government and the signatory groups. It encourages them to fully implement the agreement without delay, in order to bring lasting peace (...)

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Development – Expertise France – Visit by André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie (Paris, 17.06.16)

He met with the teams working for this agency, which is responsible for the development and implementation of international technical cooperation projects and discussed its strategic priorities. (...)

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Launch of online registration for French nationals living abroad (17.06.16)

Previously, registration had to be completed in person at our consulates, but as of June 15, it can now be completed online at service-public.fr. Our goal is to simplify administrative (...)

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Council of Europe - Matthias Fekl in Strasbourg (17.06.16)

He will close the Joint Meeting of the Council of Europe Development Bank. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the founding of this financial institution, this visit underscores France’s (...)

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European Union - Jean-Marc Ayrault at the Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg, 20.06.16)

The ministers will discuss the following points: the Middle East peace process. The ministers will adopt conclusions, review steps taken following the conference hosted by France on June 3, and (...)

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Visit to Burma/Myanmar by Jean-Marc Ayrault – 200 million euros earmarked for development aid in 2016-2018 (17.06.16)

This is the first official French visit since the new government was sworn in. Mr. Ayrault came to show French support for Burma’s democratic transition. He met with Aung San Suu Kyi this morning (...)

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