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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
  • 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
  • What post-Covid human exchanges? 19 October 2020 The issue of human exchanges, whether cultural, educational or scientific, is crucial to envisage the future, especially during this health crisis. Irina Bokova, Hervé Barbaret, Amel Kefif, Wu Peirong and Deborah Furet discussed these issues.For Irina Bokova, this is an important topic in the debate on the refocusing of relations… Read more
  • EU-China: Green development or ecological civilization? 19 October 2020 On 14 September, China and European leaders held a summit on an investment agreement. What does the timing of this announcement imply for the climate dialogue? How can we position ourselves in a green dynamism and common ground to give access to these green technologies in all countries? What are… Read more
  • Economic recovery, energy and ecological transitions in China and Europe 19 October 2020 Minister Brune Poirson, Ding Yifan from the State Council of China, Thomas Melonio, Director at AFD and Raphael Schoentgen, former President of Hydrogen Europe explored the very strong potential for ecological, industrial and financial cooperation between China and the EU, fuelled by existing trade partnerships and China's massive holding of… 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
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