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What is the OGP?

It has the essential aim of building the democracy of the 21ˢᵗ century, which should be open, shared and transparent. It seeks in particular to: promoting transparency of public activities and (...)

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NATO - Jean-Marc Ayrault attending foreign ministers meeting (06.12.16)

This meeting will focus on how the Alliance is meeting challenges. The allies will also work on the implementation of the Warsaw declaration on cooperation between NATO and the EU. Such (...)

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United Nations - Syria - Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (05.12.16)

In the face of an exceptionally serious humanitarian situation in Syria, marked by the tragic situation in Aleppo, France supported this text without any hesitation. I deplore the fact that, as (...)

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Fine dining – Presentation of the second edition of “La Liste,” a ranking of the 1,000 best restaurants in the world (05.12.16)

A dedicated app is available as of today. This initiative will raise the international profile of Paris and France, helping to promote French cuisine around the (...)

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Diplomacy/ regions – Visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault to Lille (05.12.16)

EuraTechnologies is a 150,000 m² business park in the Bois-Blancs neighborhood which provides services to more than 200 firms, promoting economic development through the transfer of technology and (...)

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Conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage, Abu Dhabi (02-03.12.16)

This conference is the result of a joint French-United Arab Emirates initiative which has been in preparation for over three years. It is the cultural aspect of the fight already being waged (...)

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Joint Op-ed by Jean-Marc Ayrault and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (01.12.16)

Maria da Penha from Brazil has used a wheelchair since being attacked by her husband in the 1970s, and now campaigns tirelessly for the protection of women against domestic violence. Sunitha (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

2016 French Diplomatic Press Association Prize (08.12.16)

We applaud the remarkable work by this talented journalist in so many conflict zones, and particularly Iraq. In the coming days, this honor will be presented to Ms. Debono by Jacques (...)

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Pakistan – Plane crash (07.12.16)

We offer our condolences to the Pakistani people and authorities.

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Denmark – Finland – Visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault (08-09.12.16)

In Copenhagen, he will meet with his new Danish counterpart, Anders Samuelsen, and with the Danish economic and cultural community. He will visit the site of the February 14, 2015, attack and (...)

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Denmark – Finland – Visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault (08-09.12.16)

In Copenhagen, he will meet with his new Danish counterpart, Anders Samuelsen, and with the Danish economic and cultural community. He will visit the site of the February 14, 2015, attack and (...)

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OSCE - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the Ministerial Council (08.12.16)

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, reviving the conventional arms control regime and rebuilding political-military trust in Europe. Jean-Marc Ayrault will (...)

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Development - Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the French Development Agency (06.12.16)

That anniversary was celebrated yesterday at an event attended by President Hollande along with the presidents of Guinea and Burkina Faso and opened by Jean-Marc Ayrault. Civil society was (...)

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Yemen – Shipwreck (07.12.16)

France stands with the Yemeni people at this difficult time.

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Indonesia – Earthquake (07.12.16)

It extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

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Albania – Visit by Harlem Désir (07-08.12.16)

Inspired by the example of the French-German Youth Office, this organization was established based on a decision made at the Paris Balkans 2016 summit in order to promote regional mobility and (...)

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United States – Presentation of the Legion of Honor to John Kerry (10.12.16)

This distinction is awarded to John Kerry in recognition in particular for his contribution to the development of relations between France and the United States, and for his untiring efforts to (...)

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Spain - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart (07.12.16)

This is the first visit to Paris by the Spanish minister of foreign affairs and cooperation since he assumed office on November 4. The ministers will discuss the initiatives underway to (...)

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Economic Diplomacy - Finland – The French startup CybelAngel wins the Slush100 competition (01.12.16)

This company, which has some 30 employees, scans the depths of the Internet, and in particular the “dark web,” for leaks of sensitive documents and signs of attacks on businesses. A winner of the (...)

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Economic Diplomacy - Finland – The French startup CybelAngel wins the Slush100 competition (01.12.16)

This company, which has some 30 employees, scans the depths of the Internet, and in particular the “dark web,” for leaks of sensitive documents and signs of attacks on businesses. A winner of the (...)

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Conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage - Abu Dhabi Declaration (03.12.16)

Today, armed conflicts and terrorism, across all continents are affecting millions of men and women, without sparing their centuries-old heritage. Extremists violently – and often deliberately – (...)

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Burundi – Facilitation efforts led by Benjamin Mkapa to promote inter-Burundian dialogue (01.12.16)

We reaffirm our full support for him in his efforts to promote inter-Burundian dialogue, in accordance with the mandate entrusted to him by the East African Community. The only way to put an end (...)

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Belarus – Death penalty (02.12.16)

We are also concerned by the death sentence handed down to Siarhei Vostrykau on May 19. France reaffirms its constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances. We (...)

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Development – Visit by André Vallini to the headquarters of Handicap International (02.12.16)

On the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, André Vallini will endorse, on behalf of France, the Charter on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action at (...)

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Egypt – Launch of the new Institut français website (30.11.16)

This new dynamic and interactive website in French and Arabic reflects the richness of the programs and cooperation initiatives of the Institut français in Egypt. It provides access to all of the (...)

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UNESCO – Inscription of the Carnival of Granville on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (30.11.16)

The Carnival of Granville is a four-day celebration leading up to Shrove Tuesday. 2,700 carnival organizers spend six months creating 40 or so floats, which take a humorous look at current (...)

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European Union – Presentation of the European Defense Action Plan (30.11.16)

France has a high level of expectation regarding the financing of the defense sector: We would notably like the Juncker Plan for strategic investment to be expanded to the defense sector, in (...)

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Ukraine – Military activities around Crimea (01.12.16)

We call on the parties to refrain from any escalation and to encourage dialogue, to which France stands ready to contribute in every way possible.

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World AIDS Day (01.12.16)

France, which has been the second largest contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since its creation, recently renewed its commitment to the fund by pledging €1.08 (...)

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Development - André Vallini’s participation in the conference of donors and investors (01-02.12.16)

This major event for Madagascar should give a decisive boost to the country’s economic recovery. André Vallini reaffirmed France’s support for the people of Madagascar and for the recovery efforts (...)

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Malta – Visit by Harlem Désir (01-02.12.16)

He will have meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs Louis Grech, Minister of Foreign Affairs George Vella, as well as Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for the EU (...)

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Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law – Joint statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, and Frank-Walter Steinmeier (01.12.16)

We call on the Chinese government to release Li Heping immediately, in accordance with the rule of law, as set out in the Chinese constitution, and the principle that lawyers must be able to (...)

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United Nations - North Korea - Adoption by the security council of a resolution strengthening the economic sanctions (30.11.16)

The development of North Korean nuclear and ballistic programs represents a threat to regional and international peace and security. We call on North Korea to immediately comply with its (...)

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United Nations - North Korea - Adoption by the security council of a resolution strengthening the economic sanctions (30.11.16)

The development of North Korean nuclear and ballistic programs represents a threat to regional and international peace and security. We call on North Korea to immediately comply with its (...)

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