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News & Highlights

  • EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Stakes for a constructive balance of power 17 March 2021 By Philippe Coste, Pierre-Noël Giraud, Stéphane Gompertz, Henri de Grossouvre, Fatima Hadj, Brice Lalonde, François Loos, François Quentin, Joël Ruet, Raphaël Schoentgen, Alex Wang, avec Clarisse Comte et Claire Thomas. After seven years of negotiations, the European Union and China reached an investment agreement on December 30, 2020. While Beijing… Read more
  • The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River Basin (OMVS) will be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 12 March 2021 On 12th March 2021, in Kayes, Mali, our Board Member Hamed Semega, announced the Senegal River basin organization (OMVS) will run for the Peace Nobel Prize. OMVS, an international organization under Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, today celebrates its 49th anniversary. Heading towards 50, and ahead of the upcoming Word Water… Read more
  • Implementation of the G20 anti-corruption program 11 March 2021 Our board member Suresh Prabhu chaired the First Inter-Ministerial Meeting to shape anti-corruption agenda of #G20 as co-chair Anti-Corruption Working Group along with #Italy. Read more
  • Interview with Joël Ruet President of the Bridge Tank on CCTV- China News 9 March 2021 Our chairman Joel Ruet was interviewed by CCTV, in China’s widest audience news show, on President XI Jinping’s speech in Davos. He argued that, since 2017’s XI’s historic speech in Davos, China had kept opening and that the future will rest on continued progress in reciprocity for investment for European… Read more
  • Senegal: The political crisis shaking the country 9 March 2021 3 of our Founding Board Members from Senegal were mobilized in the international and national media during the restlessness the country experienced; Aissata Tall-Sall (on Francde 24) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elhaj Kasse (on TFM) Special Adviser to the President and Mamadou Lamine Diallo ( on TFM), member of the… Read more
  • Signing of the investment agreement between the EU and China 9 March 2021 Ambassador Sylvie Bermann and our chairman Joel Ruet exchanged notes on Chinese TV on the EU-China investment agreement; noting that it not only concludes 7 years of negotiations but also of seeing on both sides the emergence of a different vision of the world. While many issues remain to be… Read more
  • China “Two Sessions” : the Bridge Tank co-organizes the Think Tank & Media Forum on Global Economic Development 8 March 2021 A Forum on Global Economic Development on the occasion of the Two Sessions in BeijingTogether with its Chinese partners, the China International Publishing Group and the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy, as well as the Prospective & Innovation Foundation, the Bridge Tank co-organized on March 8 a hybrid… Read more
  • Minister Brice Lalonde and former UN deputy SG discusses ecological transition with the Bridge Tank 17 February 2021 Brice Lalonde, who served as French Minister for the Environment, UN Under-Secretary-General for Climate, and Executive Coordinator at Rio+20, detailed the major issues at stake around the ecological transition around which powers must engage in a new cycle of technological cooperation. Prospects for Sino-European cooperation The former minister recalled that… Read more
  • Minister Edmond Alphandéry exchanges with Bridge Tank experts about carbon pricing 16 February 2021 Edmond Alphandéry, former French Minister of the Economy and Chairman of the Task Force on Carbon Pricing, gave a long explanation of his vision of the place and importance of carbon pricing in the ecological transition, and highlighted the decisiveness of this measure in order to achieve the objective of… Read more
  • Exchange on the role of culture in international relations between Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO and the experts of the Bridge Tank 15 February 2021 The first woman elected as Director-General of UNESCO, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Bulgaria in 1996, and former Bulgarian ambassador to France, Irina BOKOVA is a passionate politician, who shares the values ​​of openness and dialogue with the Bridge Tank. During her career, she became involved in international efforts in… Read more
  • EU-China Online Cooperation Forum 2021 21 January 2021 The Bridge Tank hosted Lu Shaye, Chinese Ambassador to France, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former French Prime Minister, Irina Bokova, former Director General of UNESCO, François Loos, former French Minister for Industry and Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Sylvie Bermann, former French Ambassador to China and to the United Kingdom, Stéphane Gompertz,… Read more
  • Challenges and Options for the Economic & Ecological Transition of India 20 January 2021 Joel Ruet exchanged with Dr. Anita Gupta from the Government of India and Dr Joumard form OECD during the conference organised by Avrist on Innovation in India. He raised the following points: •Ecological and Energy transitions are at least as bottom-up, actors driven, as they are top-down and state pushed.•Innovation cycles, including adoption and massificationplay a… Read more
  • Exchange with Minister Brune Poirson on EU’s Economic package, energy and ecological transitions in China and Europe 15 January 2021 Brune Poirson, a Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly and former Secretary of State to the French Minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity of Emmanuel Macron, came to bring her expertise in a conversation with the Bridge Tank.She highlighted the importance of dynamics such as the 2015 Paris Agreement,… Read more
  • Intervention of François Loos, former Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, at the Bridge Tank about the shared visions of future between the EU and China 5 January 2021 As an experienced practitioner in the world of industry and international trade, François Loos argues for the necessary restructuring of EU-China relations, by submitting the idea that the Chinese resilience shows the way for a recovery in global activityAn alumni of Ecole Polytechnique, a high civil servant from Ecole des… Read more
  • Pranjal Sharma speaks during the Reboot Work Festival on the panel “AI, Automation & Future of work” 18 December 2020 Pranjal Sharma, advisor at the Davos World Economic Forum and member of the Bridge Tank’s board, was one of the keynote panellists of the Reboot Work Festival on the 17th of December 2020. He intervened in the panel entitled “AI, Automation & Future of work”, alongside with Rajesh Kumar, Regional… Read more
  • 5 years after the Paris Agreement: companies and levers for climate action in a world in crisis 16 December 2020 The Society for Encouraging National Industry, founded in 1801 with the official support of Napoleon, organised a webinar entitled “5 years after the Paris Agreement: companies and levers for climate action in a world in crisis”. This event took place on the 16th of December 2020, for the COP21's fifth anniversary.During the plenary session, introduction… Read more
  • Meeting between Hakima El Haite, President of the Liberal International and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara 16 December 2020 Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International and member of the Bridge Tank’s board, had a private audience with Alassane Ouattara, the Ivorian President, on the 15th of December 2020. This event took place aside from Alassane Ouattara’s re-election and investiture as president, after his campaign as the candidate of… Read more
  • Philippe Coste gives his views on the EU for the Fondation Prospective & Innovation 15 December 2020 Philippe Coste, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, expressed his opinion on the European Council in an article for the Prospective and Innovation Foundation on the 14th of December 2020.Brexit being one of the most important upcoming challenges for the European Union, it is in its interest to present a… Read more
  • 2020 Global Teacher Prize Winner 14 December 2020 Irina Bokova, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, congratulated the winner of the Global Teacher Prize of 2020, Ranjitsinh Disale, on the 14th of December. She saluted the courage and sacrifice of teachers across the globe during these times of uncertainty, when education suffers from its largest disruption in the… Read more
  • OMVS presents a check for 200 million CFA francs for the 9th World Water Forum 12 December 2020 Hamed Semega, member of the Bridge Tank’s board and High Commissioner to Sub-Regional Organisation for the Senegal River Basin Development Authority (Organisation de Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal, OMVS), handed the organisers of the 9th World Water Forum (which will take place in 2022) a 200 million CFA francs… Read more
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