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News & Highlights

  • The Bridge Tank delegation contributes to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018 edition in Beijing 5 September 2018 The Heads of States Forum on China-Africa Cooperation took place the 3rd and 4th of September 2018. The Bridge Tank was represented by its chairman Joël Ruet and two of its associate experts, William Nkontchou, Director at Emerging Capital Partners and Member of Choiseul Africa, and Zhang Yang, expert on… Read more
  • Joël Ruet analyses the current trade war between the US and China on France24 24 August 2018 Joël Ruet analyses the current trade war between the US and China on France24. Seasoned Chinese negotiators threaten back the US on trade: from trade battles to a trade war, or showing muscles before saving the supply chains? Watch his intervention here.  Read more
  • Tribune: To finance the COP21 promise, Europe must establish a carbon tax on imports 6 August 2018 In the wake of the COP21, August 5, 2018, The Bridge Tank: Philippe Coste, Hakima El Haite, our board members and Joël Ruet, our President, wrote an opinion piece with climate policy specialist Axel Michaelowa on the need to establish a carbon tax on imports. Read the article (in French)… Read more
  • Joël Ruet intervenes at the 2018 edition of the annual BOAO forum inaugurated by Xi Jinping and UNSG Antonio Guterres 24 July 2018 Joel Ruet of The Bridge Tank was invited to participate in the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 (the “Chinese Davos”) that was held between April 8 and 11 and was entitled “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”.  The forum was inaugurated by the President… Read more
  • Joël Ruet speaks at the 20th edition of the Symi Symposium dedicated to ‘Harnessing globalization’ 5 July 2018 Between the 1st and the 4h of July 2018, the 20th International Symi Symposium took place in Rhodes, Greece. Centered around George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and current President of the Socialist International and organized by the Andreas Papandreou Foundation, the symposium gathers every year leading intellectuals, politicians,… Read more
  • T20/G20 Policy Brief : Innovative Green-Technology SMEs as an Opportunity to Promote Financial De-Risking 1 June 2018 By Joël Ruet(The Bridge Tank and CNRS-CEPN), Elena Verdolini(FEEM and CMCC), Céline Bak(CIGI and Analytica Advisors),  Anbumozhi Venkatachalam(ERIA) “We recommend that the G20 target innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking while addressing Paris Agreement commitments and UN Sustainable Development Goals. This should be achieved by creating signals for private… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank signs a cooperation agreement with the BOAO Forum 24 May 2018 On the 23rd of May 2018, The Bridge Tank and the Boao Forum, often referred to as the “Chinese Davos”, signed a cooperation partnership. The Forum, chaired by the former United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, was represented by its Secretary General Li Baodong, former special envoy of Xi Jinping. This partnership… Read more
  • What to take away from this years’ African Think Tank Summit 11 May 2018 On the 9th and the 10th of May 2018, the African Think Tanks Summit, organized by the OCP policy Centre, took place in Rabat, Morocco, on the theme of “Deepening Expertise and Enhancing Sustainability: Insight into Contemporary Challenges Facing African Think Tanks”. Among the subjects discussed were the role of… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participates in the 2018 Horasis Global Meeting 4 May 2018 Between the 5th and the 8th of May 2018, the Horasis Global Meeting was held in Cascais, Portugal. It was inaugurated by its founder and chairman Frank Jürgen-Richter, former right-hand man of the creator of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.  The Bridge Tank takes part every year in the Horasis… Read more
  • Joël Ruet speaks on Africa and South-South cooperation at the 2018 Crans Montana Forum 21 March 2018 The 2018 Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation took place in Dahkla, Morocco, between the 15th and the 20th of March, co-organized with the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the high patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI. Among the speakers were Heads of State,… Read more
  • Research Paper: One Belt One Road and the Reconfiguration of EU-China Relations 1 March 2018 At the 2017 Davos Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the merits of globalization and called for more effective measures and structural reforms to establish equitable governance and build new growth models. The “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative has been accelerated with the Chinese presidency of the G20… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the Davos World Economic Forum 2018 1 February 2018 The Davos World Economic Forum 2018 took place between the 23rd and the 26th of January, dedicated to subjects such as emerging powers in the global economy, sustainable development, special economic zones, green and sustainable investments, as well as education. The Bridge Tank, represented by its president, Joël Ruet, attended… Read more
  • Joël Ruet attends the 2018 annual African Union Summit focused on corruption 1 February 2018 Our Chairman Joel Ruet attended the African Union Summit 2018, which took place on the 28th and 29th of January. The summit gathered African Foreign Ministers, politicians and economists to set the agenda for the heads of state summit in July 2018. During this conference, speakers declared 2018 to be… Read more
  • Our Board member Suresh Prabhu gives a talk at the “Invest India” conference at the Davos Forum 30 January 2018 The 2018 edition of the Davos Forum took place between the 23rd and the 26th of January. Suresh Prabhu, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, intervened during the “Invest India” conference on the 23rd of January, along with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his State Secretary for Foreign Trade. The Minister and… Read more
  • Joël Ruet attends the Hope Foundation Gala Dinner chaired by Irina Bokova during the United Nation’s General Assembly 30 September 2017 During the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, between the 19th and the 25th September 2017, Joël Ruet took part in a working lunch with the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in the Public Library of New York.  The Bridge Tank’s chairman then attended the annual Hope Foundation Dinner Gala on… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at the 2017 United Nations General Assembly in New York 29 September 2017 During the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, between the 19th and the 25th September 2017, our chairman, Joël Ruet, took part in a working lunch with the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in the Public Library of New York. Ruet then attended the annual Hope Foundation Dinner Gala… Read more
  • Investment Support Program for #LDCs at #UNGA 2017edition 23 September 2017 Thé Bridge Tank’s President Joel Ruet, accompanied by ElHaj Kasse member of our policy board, participated on September 22, 2017 to the Investment support program for LDCs (Least Developed Countries) at the UN headquarters. It was attended equally by ministers, heads of LDCs' investment promotion agencies, representatives of LDCs' development… Read more
  • France Might Miss The Great African Transformation 15 September 2017 No French diplomat was present at the launching of the African Union “2016 Transition Report” in New York on September 21st. Is it because it is an internal matter of the African Union, or is it symptomatic of a French disregard for the  transformation of the continent ? In either case,… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank, a T20 member, participated in the G20 Summit in Hamburg 14 August 2017 The Think20 (T20) is a network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries. Its role is to provide policy recommendations to the G20. It also facilitates interaction between members and shares global issues through its blog. The Bridge Tank, member of the T20, participated in the G20… Read more
  • Ambitious mobility targets and industrial policy for India 7 August 2017 India is ambitious. In order to reduce its CO2 emissions and to respond to urban air pollution issues, it announces, through the voices of its ministers of transport and energy, unprecedented green transition targets in the mobility sector: 22,5% biofuel and 100% electric vehicles by 2030. However, the measures that… Read more
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