• 11 December 2018

    Human rights – France’s international strategy (Dec. 10)

    Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian invited Dunja Mijatobic, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, to debate and testify to the continuing relevance of human rights issues at the Quai d’Orsay on December 10, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in Paris in 1948.
    To mark this occasion, the (...)

  • 11 December 2018

    International Human Rights Day – 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France reaffirms its attachment to the 1948 declaration and to the universality of the principles that it embodies. As the minister affirmed at the United Nations in September, it is a common good of humanity which France is ready to defend and is determined to uphold.
    On (...)

  • 16 November 2018

    Internet Governance Forum – Speech by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic

    Paris, 12 November 2018
    Thank you, Secretary General, dear António, both for your speech, your welcome here today, but also your speech yesterday at the Paris Peace Forum, where you spoke about these same issues,
    Thank you, UNESCO Director-General,
    Thank you to the President of Liberia, dear George Weah, for being here today,
    Ladies and gentlemen, (...)

  • 14 November 2018

    Commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice – Speech by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic

    Paris, 11 November 2018
    On 7 November 1918, when Bugle Corporal Pierre Sellier sounded the first ceasefire at around 10 a.m., many soldiers couldn’t believe it; they then emerged slowly from their positions while, in the distance, the same bugle calls repeated the ceasefire and then the notes of the Last Post, before church bells spread the news throughout the country.
    On 11 November (...)

  • 29 October 2018

    European Union – Citizens’ consultations – Interview given by Mme Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs, to the daily (...)

    Paris, 25 October 2018
    Q. – What do you take away, overall, from these citizens’ consultations?
    THE MINISTER – First of all, the strength of our fellow citizens’ expectations about Europe. They may have made criticisms, but I felt no indifference or any desire to turn their backs. And the purpose wasn’t to say how tremendous Europe was!
    Q. – What are the major themes that cropped up (...)


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