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#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meeting in Luxembourg on 14 November, the board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of €9.2 billion of new financing for 38 projects in 16 European Union countries and around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes support for transformational investment to harness onshore and offshore wind energy, expand high-speed […]

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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#iCapital: Commission honours #Paris as most innovative European city in 2017

#iCapital: Commission honours #Paris as most innovative European city in 2017

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (7 November), the European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1,000,000 to Paris (France). The iCapital award, granted under the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, recognises Paris for its inclusive innovation strategy. Tallinn (Estonia) and Tel Aviv (Israel) were selected as runners-up, and were both awarded €100,000. […]

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Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that the ‘Gulf crisis’ began when several Arab countries abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in June. But the long-simmering animosity between Doha and its Arab neighbours has been fought for years, mostly in stealth mode, on different battlegrounds around the world. It is safe to say, however, that no […]

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#Qatar’s long game in #France coming under scrutiny

#Qatar’s long game in #France coming under scrutiny

| October 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

An investigation into the murky circumstances of the acquisition by Qatar of some of the world-famous luxury hotels in France has revealed the dark side of an elaborate strategy of influence that the territorially small but politically ambitious Persian Gulf state has actively pursued in France since 2005, writes Joel Ruet, Chairman of The Bridge […]

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Not so fast: France’s #Macron and his farmers get trade onto ‘full’ EU agenda

Not so fast: France’s #Macron and his farmers get trade onto ‘full’ EU agenda

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) has succeeded in pushing trade onto the agenda of the European Union summit which starts on Thursday, calling for caution in commercial deals that would bring a surge of beef and other agricultural imports, writes Philip Blenkinsop. Macron said last week that France was in no hurry to a deal […]

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French law enforcement authorities launch criminal money-laundering investigation into Danske Bank in relation to #Magnitsky case

French law enforcement authorities launch criminal money-laundering investigation into Danske Bank in relation to #Magnitsky case

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The French court, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, has accepted the application of French law enforcement authorities to open a criminal money laundering investigation into the Danish financial institution Danske Bank for its role in the money laundering in France of funds, which originated from the US$230 million fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky. “This […]

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