News 2012

  • Presentation of the Marseille-Provence 2013 program

    On Friday 16th November, the Marseille Provence 2013 program was presented in the presence of Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication.

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  • Marseille-Provence 2013 European Cultural Capital

    Initially created by the European Union in 1985, the European Capital of Culture title is a unique label. For selected cities, it means a year of culture, festivities and creations.
 In 2013, Marseille-Provence and (...)

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  • Helping the syrian people

    France and Syria enjoy long-standing ties. At the end of World War I, France was granted a mandate over Syria. Since independence in 1946, ties have remained strong but relations are sometimes strained because of the Syrian policy in Lebanon. This was especially true in 2004, because of the negative role Syria played in Lebanon. High-level bilateral political relations between our two countries have resumed following the concomitant announcement, on 21 May 2008, of the signing of the Doha Agreement and the existence of indirect negotiations between Syria and Israel under the aegis of Turkey. This change has resulted in a succession of contacts and bilateral visits (President Bachar Al-Assad’s visit on the occasion of the summit of the Union for the Mediterranean on 13 July 2008, visits to France of the Syrian Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs, and that of the Vice Prime Minister of Economic Affairs, emissaries sent by the French President to Damascus, Bernard Kouchner’s visit to Syria in late August and then President Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit on 3 and 4 September 2008).

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  • Innovation is the propeller of French water sports

    The French boat industry is a strong exporter, largely due to its innovations, which are these days turned towards promoting environmentally friendly yachting. Its creative imagination also lends itself to furthering the more fanciful end of the yachting market with futuristic prototypes piloted by celebrity sailors.

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  • Enjoyment and innovation in the aisles of the Global Food Marketplace

    Keen cooks and lovers of good food take note! One of the world’s most important food fairs, SIAL – the Global Food Marketplace – is taking place at Villepinte from 21 to 25 October. The event is held every two years and is the ideal place for discovering the culinary products of the future.

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  • On the 10th of October 2012, France together with other countries and organizations will celebrate the World Day against the death penalty.

    The 2012 edition of the World Day against the Death Penalty will focus on the progress made over the last ten years, since the creation of the collective, and the challenges of tomorrow.

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  • The Marc De Montalembert Prize : Application procedure

    You are a Mediterranean researcher, you are under 35 years of age and you hold a PhD degree?
    Take part in the Marc de Montalembert Prize contest!

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  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs : All the figures

    The DCP offers a graphic showing the diplomatic network of France, its network of cooperation and cultural action and the main commitments of France in terms of development assistance.

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  • The Fête de la gastronomie: a rallying call for fine food

    The second Fête de la gastronomie, on 22 September, is on a larger scale than its predecessor and will celebrate fine food not only throughout France but abroad as well. From bistros to prestigious restaurants and sandwiches to aperitifs, the festival is a popular event designed to promote the values of tradition and innovation inherent in a theme with universal appeal.

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  • A new boost for heart surgery

    Developed in Alsace by the Institute for Haematological Research in Mulhouse, autografting blood stem cells is a revolutionary development in heart surgery. Once an international clinical trial scheduled for 2013 has been completed, the new treatment will be available to treat victims of heart attacks on a large scale.

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