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News & Highlights

  • International Finance Forum 2020 22 November 2020 Edmond Alphandéry, former French Minister of Economy and former President of EDF, took part in the International Finance Forum 2020 Annual Meeting in the name of the task force he chairs, Carbon Pricing in Europe. The Bridge Tank’s team, who contributed to this task force’s work, also attended this event.… Read more
  • RCEP agreement and India 22 November 2020 Pranjal Sharma, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote a paper for The Daily Guardian entitled “RCEP and India: Between the lines” on the 21st of November 2020. The RCEP is a multilateral trade agreement between Asian countries, started by China during the 2011 ASEAN meeting. China intends on using… Read more
  • US Presidential Election – What is the Global Outlook? Point of view of Jean-Claude Beaujour 21 November 2020 Jean-Claude Beaujour, Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation and member of the Brigde Tank’s board, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former French Prime Minister and President of the Prospective and Innovation Foundation, Hubert Védrine, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kanwal Sibal, former Indian Ambassador to France, Alexandre Orlov, former Russian Ambassador to France,… Read more
  • Biden and the new diplomacy: India will need to recalibrate its strategy to suit changing global realities 20 November 2020 Yoginder Alagh, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote an article in the Indian Express entitled “Biden and new diplomacy: India will need to recalibrate its strategy to shifting global realities” on the 18th of November 2020.In this article, he argued that the Biden presidency’s interactions with the political, environmental… Read more
  • Participation of Irina Bokova in the “Africa Industrialization Week 2020” conference 19 November 2020 Irina Bokova, member of the Bridge Tank’s board and Chair of PhosAgro’s Sustainable Development Committee, took part in the online conference “Africa Industrialisation Week 2020” on the 18th of November 2020. She intervened in the panel entitled “The Future of Employment for Young Women and Men in Africa: Accelerating Job… Read more
  • Conference: being a social democrat in Africa 18 November 2020 Martin Ziguélé, former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic, took part in the Bridge Tank’s conversation about being social democrat in Africa. He discussed with Joël Ruet and Stéphane Gompertz, former French Ambassador to Austria and Ethiopia and Africa Director at the Quai d’Orsay, about various subjects, including social… Read more
  • Suresh Prabhu speaks at the conference “Water and sanitation for all: the fight against pandemics” 13 November 2020 Suresh Prabhu, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, took part in the online conference “Water and Sanitation for All: The Fight Against Pandemics”, hosted online by the global social movement One Shared World, on the 12th of November 2020. On this occasion, he addressed over half a million people and… Read more
  • 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
  • The Bridge Tank organises a panel on greening investment in the EU and China & challenges of the Belt & Road Initiative 19 October 2020 The news on sustainable development is dominated by the initiative announced at the 75th anniversary of the UN by Xi Jinping to be carbon neutral by 2060. The AIIB has decided to stop financing coal. The Chinese government aims to pass the carbon emission peak before 2030 but 80% of… Read more
  • EU-China Post-Covid-19 Cooperation Forum sessions – 后疫情时代的中欧合作研讨会 19 October 2020 The first part of our Forum, co-organised by The Bridge Tank and the Chinese Embassy, brought together 4 former ministers, 5 former ambassadors and a total of 30 experts on 15 October at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, as well as 150 registrants from 3 continents and more than 15… Read more
  • EU-China Post-Covid-19 Cooperation Forum – Introductory Session 19 October 2020 Forum co-organised by The Bridge Tank and the Chinese Embassy in FranceThe introductory exchanges between Irina Bokova and Sylvie Bermann, former French Ambassador to China, reminded us of the importance of anchoring economic and environmental cooperation in the Sustainable Development Goals, which include the human dimension, and of starting from… Read more
  • What vision for an innovative, plural and inclusive global governance? 19 October 2020 Ambassadors Stéphane Gompertz, Geneviève des Rivières, Sun Haichao, as well as IPSE President Emmanuel Dupuy, discussed with Joël Ruet the role of China and the EU on several global public goods and areas of global governance to work on together, including security and climate, covering also the comparative foreign economic… Read more
  • What globalisation after Covid-19? 19 October 2020 To outline a new vision for Europe and, consequently, the challenges of its relationship with China, François Loos, former French Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Fatima Hadj, Member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Sustainable Development Goals "Goalkeeper" Community, Alex Wang, Honorary President of the Association Transition Ecologique… Read more
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