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News & Highlights

  • The COVID19 vaccination campaign in Morocco – Point of view of Joël Ruet 13 November 2020 Joël Ruet was interviewed on 2MTV about the Moroccan vaccination campaign on the 12th of November 2020. He highlighted that Morocco has been very efficient in its handling of the COVID-19 epidemic since the start, by taking very early economic and lockdown measures. Vaccines, he argued, are the best weapon… Read more
  • The Bridge Talks: 2020 US election 8 November 2020 Jean-Claude Beaujour, lawyer and Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation, took part in the Bridge Tank’s conversation about the 2020 American presidential election. He discussed with Joël Ruet about the American political system and its relation with a growingly divided society. Jean-Claude Beaujour highlighted the important role of economic wealth, religion,… Read more
  • Driss Guerraoui Re-elected for a 4th term on the International Council for Social Protection 8 November 2020 Driss Guerraoui, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, was re-elected for a fourth mandate as member of the Administration Council and president of the Middle East and Northern Africa Region of the International Council on Social Welfare. This re-election took place on the 8th of November 2020. Read more
  • Participation of the Bridge Tank to the T20 Summit of the G20 2 November 2020 Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Prize Laureate and Chief Economist at the Roosevelt Institute, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of the Republic of Liberia, Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, H. R. H. Prince Turki Al Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Foundation's… Read more
  • Senegal: our Board Member Aïssata Tall Sall is the 1st woman to become Minister of Foreign Affairs 1 November 2020 Aïssata Tall Sall, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, became Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on the 1st of November 2020. She is the first woman to occupy this position in Senegalese history, and immediately explained that among her priorities were the continuation of the census of Senegalese outside of… Read more
  • Djellil Bouzidi published an article for the Official Forum of Monetary and Financial Institutions 27 October 2020 Djellil Bouzidi, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote with Michael Mainelli an article for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum entitled “How climate cuffs could save the planet” on the 26th of October 2020.He recommended sustainability-linked bonds as efficient instruments against climate change, as they are dedicated to… Read more
  • Participation of the Bridge Tank in the Bund Summit 2020 26 October 2020 Charlene Barshefsky, former United States Trade Representative, Lu Feng, Professor at the National School of Development of Peking University, Timothy Geithner, 75th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, He Jianxiong, former Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund, Motoshige Itoh, Professor of International Social Sciences at… Read more
  • Irina Bokova talks on « Culture grappling with global phenomena » 23 October 2020 Irina Bokova, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, took part in a discussion with Clémence Varin, Fellow of the Open Diplomacy Institute. This discussion was on “Culture struggling with global phenomena” and took place on the 23rd of October 2020.Irina Bokova argued that culture was facing many challenges linked to… Read more
  • Forum on Sino-European Relations and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 16 October 2020 Irina Bokova, former Director General of UNESCO, Joël Ruet and Jean-Claude Beaujour, lawyer and Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation, were among the keynote speakers of the Bridge Tank’s forum on the Sino-European relations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. This event, co-hosted with the Chinese Embassy to… Read more
  • Hybrid Forum – The Bridge Tank gathers 30 personalities & experts to explore EU-China relations and engage with 150 practitioners 16 October 2020 The Bridge Tank gathered Irina Bokova, former Director General of UNESCO, Brune Poirson, Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly and former Secretary of State to the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Edmond Alphandery former Minister for the Economy, François Loos, former French Minister for Industry and… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank hosts a working lunch on EU-China relations 15 October 2020 The panelists of the Bridge Tank’s forum took part in a working lunch on the 15th of October 2020. Among them were Sylvie Bermann, former French Ambassador to China, the United Kingdom and Russia, François Loos, former French Minister Delegate for Industry and former Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Joël… Read more
  • Forum on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 18 September 2020 Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General, Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General, Justin Yifu Lin, honorary Dean of the National School of Development under Peking University and former Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, Yves Leterme, former Belgian Prime Minister, James Kimonyo, Rwanda Ambassador to China, Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and professor… Read more
  • Around George Papandreou, Madeleine Albright and several Foreign Affairs and Prime Ministers, the 22nd Symi Symposium invented the “Hybrid Forum” 30 July 2020 July 26th-30th, the progressive family resumed meeting, to discuss the current global and US situation, the future of Europe, and topics such as the lifelong learning systems, narratives of wars and progressive movements of care, energy renaissance, the Balkans, the BRICS. Striking a balance: both in person, the good old… Read more
  • The joint launch of the EU Hydrogen and EU energy integration strategies, along the industry’s clean hydrogen alliance, suggest Europe is ready to build a world-class energy transition advantage 25 July 2020 EU's Policy making seldom shows such a great coordination across the Union, member states, regions, across different policies and between policy makers and the industry. The 8th of July of 2020 was a landmark announcement that could face up Asian leadership ambitions. This demonstrates the cohesive strength of the European construction,… Read more
  • Analysing EU’s Hydrogen strategy 20 July 2020 By Joël Ruet & Antoine Goutaland - On 8th July 2020, the European Commission unveiled a 3-phases plan for Hydrogen. This is a landmark announcement for European industry with a common industrial project that could face up Asian leadership ambitions. The 3 phases consist in: (1) Enabling framework conditions for… Read more
  • Meeting of the Task Force on Fighting global warming in the EU through carbon pricing targeting, coupled with border adjustment mechanism 2 July 2020 The Bridge Tank contributed to the Task Force on Carbon Pricing in Europe working group led by former French Minister of the Economy Edmond Alphandéry. With the support of Pascal Canfin, Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, it brought together ministers, members… Read more
  • T20 Web Conference: Policy Recommendations for a Post-COVID-19 World 16 June 2020 Joel Ruet presented the views of the Bridge Tank-convened working group on Promoting Southern actors' direct access to the Green Climate Fund to de-risk projects and raise additional climate finance flows, written by Joël Ruet, Alessia Ameghini, Adel Ben Youssef, Ban Le, Celine Bak, Alexandre Borde, Paolo Giudici, Axel Michaelowa, Kang… Read more
  • Exchanges and proposals on industry with the Chinese Embassy in Paris 11 June 2020 On June 11th, Joel Ruet exchanged views on the international situation with the Chinese ambassador in Paris and French personalities including former ministers Hubert Védrine and François Loos, former Elysée diplomatic advisers Maurice Gourdault-Montagne and Jean-David Levitte, experts Emmanuel Dupuy, Barthelemy Courmont and General Jean-Bernard Pinatel. Several speakers pointed out… Read more
  • How does the pandemic impact the competition between the United States and China? 30 May 2020 An Issue Brief, by Ambassador Philippe COSTE.   Tensions between the two competitors are escalating, China’s situation vis-à-vis the United States is likely to strengthen and global governance is even more severely lacking than in the past, calling for more of European contruction.  Download the French text  ► Not only the… Read more
  • Flattening Curves & Lifting Lockdowns in EUROPE – A better method for estimating infection rates 28 April 2020 This paper presents a comparative analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak across ten major European countries. It identifies the best and worst performing countries in flattening the curve and promotes a new statistical method for estimating the ‘reproduction rate’ (known as ‘R0’) to analyse individual countries and specific regions, to better… Read more
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