Month: September 2018

Solemn homage of the nation to Simone Veil

Solemn homage of the nation to Simone Veil

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published July 01, 2018 On July 5, when I announced, at the end of the tribute to the Court of Invalides, that Simone VEIL would rest in the Pantheon beside…

<div> Transcript – Statement by the President of the Republic on the occasion of the joint press conference with the President of the Spanish Government </div>

Transcript – Statement by the President of the Republic on the occasion of the joint press conference with the President of the Spanish Government

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published June 23, 2018 Rubric: Europe, Nation, Institutions and State Reform ONLY THE PRONOUNCED FAITH. Elysee Palace, June 23, 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have received today…

Transcript of the joint press conference of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel

Transcript of the joint press conference of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published June 21, 2018

Category: Europe

ONLY THE PRONOUNCED FAITH.

Thank you very much Chancellor, thank you dear Angela for, first, the organization of this Franco-German Council of Ministers and the exchange we have just had here in Meseberg, and the report that was fact. This summit was expected and I believe we are at the rendezvous.

This summit comes – and I believe we must not in any way make it a mystery – at a moment of truth in Europe and a moment of truth in each of our States and for our continent. On economic, commercial and financial subjects, on the subjects of foreign policy, defense as the major subjects of migration, it is today a real choice of society which is under discussion. It may even be a choice of civilization with, on the one hand, those who would like to say that Europe is good at unraveling and no longer able to meet its challenges, and on the other hand, those who believe – I think I can say it, as we do – that we can move this Europe forward by making it both more sovereign and more united because, on the geopolitical and migratory subjects as well as on the economic subjects the challenge we face today is whether we want to strengthen our ability to protect our citizens from decisions coming from abroad, the great geopolitical risks and to be more united, to have more solidarity between we and therefore defend Europe to which we believe.

On all of these topics, we have shown, I believe, through today's discussion and joint work, that our choice was clear, it is both a choice that allows us to respond to the seriousness of the problem. historical moment that we live, refuses to stammer our history and allows, I believe it also very deeply, much more efficiency.

On the geopolitical, defense or migratory topics, the question is how can we better defend, protect our Europe against the big geopolitical and international uncertainties which, today, through the subject of migrations, come in some way to meet the the lives of our fellow citizens who, for a long time, were able to believe that international subjects or subjects of development were distant subjects that were reserved for summits between heads of state and government, for discussions between diplomats. No, it's all held. Our world is united and we are not a dive island in the middle of nowhere.

On this subject, the choice we have made here is reaffirmed and clear, so we want more sovereignty and unity. This is the spirit of the text we adopted in the area of ​​foreign policy, where we wanted more coordination and, according to forms to be discussed, the will to have an approach in terms of foreign policy and security articulated , coordinated at European level. This has fueled our progress in defense policy in recent months with permanent structured cooperation, but also with the European Defense Fund. We completed it with several of our colleagues – we will be 10 in total – by a European intervention initiative that will better coordinate our intervention doctrines, to advance from next week, when it will be launched, to bring our strategic cultures closer together, to exchange through our planning work or military personnel and thus to have a much more pragmatic approach together.

This is also what led us in the right line of what we had outlined on July 13, 2017 together to concretize today the launch of two major joint programs of ground combat with the tank of the future and aerial combat with the airplane of the future. These are, I believe, on this subject, extremely important progress that should be welcomed.

It is with this same determination that we believe very deeply in a European response to the migration challenge. This challenge, we have not just discovered, we did not discover last week, but we are very clearly together determined to act in a European way and in a coordinated manner with all Member States that have with us topics in common and all that can be done at this level, at European level and therefore with all 28 Member States.

We will continue in the coming hours and days to work very closely together so that we can make proposals in this area around three axes in line with what the Chancellor has just recalled. A first axis, the one we both discussed with our Italian friends, the one that I will also have the opportunity to discuss with the Spanish Prime Minister Saturday noon, is our ability to work more with countries of origin and transit. This subject is not new either. We have done a lot in recent years with each other and again in recent months with several countries in North Africa and especially Libya. This is the very meaning of the stabilization action we are taking in Libya and which we are going to intensify with, here too, concrete initiatives that we are preparing for the coming days, particularly the Libyan coastguard actions. to develop information and prevention actions by UNHCR and IOM to dismantle illegal channels and smuggling networks and dismantle all funding mechanisms.

And so we will intensify joint initiatives in this area to better prevent these flows, which is both more effective and more humanitarian because the humanitarian risk begins the second we leave the shores, the shores of Libya or those other countries. And we have seen it unfortunately several times in the Mediterranean.

Secondly, we want a better protection of the European borders and we support in this matter the proposals of the European Commission and in particular by significantly increasing the resources of the Frontex agency up to 10,000 men, by deploying these resources. support in the countries that manage the external borders of Europe to gradually make it a true European border police force. We also want to have a real European asylum agency and harmonize our rights on this issue.

Finally, the third pillar of the action we want to lead in this area within the European Union is to have an effective system of solidarity and responsibility which implies that upon arrival on European soil, registration of persons can be made, asylum applications, if necessary, very quickly examined, deportations executed when the arrivals are not eligible for asylum and this means, both intergovernmentalally and on the a series of very concrete developments that we wish to promote together and an accelerated revision of the Dublin Regulation which is also a project on which we have common views.

On this subject, we therefore need, as you understand it, both more sovereignty and therefore the capacity to protect our common borders and more unity, that is to say mechanisms of solidarity, at the same time. outside our borders and within our borders.

It is exactly the same philosophy that has fueled our debates and our response in economic matters. If we look at the current economic situation of the euro area, we lack sovereignty, solidarity and unity. We are being jostled by the unilateral decisions of our American partners and allies in trade. We are too often divided and we have taken a lot longer than other regions, like the United States, to get out of the 2008-2010 crisis. We must therefore find, in particular at the level of the euro area, but also at the level of the whole of the European Union, the mechanisms here too of greater sovereignty and greater unity.

Sovereignty, it goes through a single coordinated response in commercial matters, the one we have consistently brought in these last weeks and that we wish here to remind, reaffirm very clearly and I wish we could to work together and propose to our colleagues a series of mechanisms that will strengthen Europe's financial, economic and commercial sovereignty with its trading partners, its economic interests and its own interests and to cope with all the changes, all the uncertainties and to undergo any extraterritoriality.

But this is also what we want for the euro zone and within the euro zone. Today we are entering a second stage of the life of our single currency. As we can see, we have not succeeded today fully or in making the euro a complete alternative to the dollar and we have experienced it in recent weeks, we must be clear on the statement, nor a monetary area that had sufficient convergence mechanisms, unity, sufficient cement to avoid systemic crises like those we experienced. That is why today we want to seal a major agreement and I, in turn, want to thank our Finance Ministers who have worked on this subject in recent weeks with many discussions and submitted a very ambitious and precise text, but we together with the Chancellor, decided to move forward to open a new page of the euro area and our common organization and we will have to work in the coming days and weeks with all our partners in the euro area and we will have to complete obviously in the coming months this work. And for me, it is based around several objectives and several instruments.

First of all, a goal of stability that Chancellor MERKEL immediately recalled. We want to be able to revise our instruments so that when a country is faced with an asymmetrical shock, there may be an aid mechanism or when its financial system is jostled, there may be a mechanism of stability and solidarity . It is in this that we wished to advance on a reform of the European Stability Mechanism so that there is a new financing instrument in this matter and that we have also wished to advance together on the establishment for our banking union of 'a safety net in good French "backstop", which can respond in time and in the manner defined by our ministers to the challenge of financial stability.

And so, as you can see, through both the European Stability Mechanism and the safety net that complements the banking union, we respond, it seems to me, in a credible way to the challenge of economic stability and stability. within the euro area. And so it is up to us now to continue the work but this decision, which was not acquired a few months ago, is a major breakthrough that we need and which would have solved a few years ago much faster and much more more strongly the beginning of the financial crisis that the euro zone has experienced.

Then we agreed on the creation of a euro area budget with a function of convergence and investment between the economies of the euro area. It will be a real budget with annual revenue and expenditure, decisions by the euro area states and execution of the expenditure by the European Commission. We will have to work together with our partners on, of course, the topics of growth rate, governance in the framework of what we have just approved and, as the Chancellor reminded us, we wish to be able to start this budget of the euro area in the next budget, in the next financial perspective and therefore that both can start in 2021.

This reform, this finalization of the banking union, this reform of the European Stability Mechanism with a real function of macro-economic stabilization, this creation of a budget of the euro zone are important reforms on which we worked a lot together and which are a political commitment that we take together which will, as Angela MERKEL pointed out at the moment, assume, on the one hand, technical work at the ministerial level until the end of the year; then, probably the following year, a chosen moment, treaty changes that are essential if we want to move in this direction and an entry into force for the reform of the European Stability Mechanism and the budget in 2021.

Never since almost 10 years that one talks about it a Franco-German agreement had been found on the budget of the euro area. There is still a lot of work, a lot of technical questions and it is obvious that we can not purge them in a few hours or even a few weeks of discussion, but what is certain is that we can not solve them. there is no first and foremost a political agreement, a common vision to respond to contemporary challenges and this one, we assert today very strongly and very clearly through this work. And so, in terms of security, defense and migration, as well as in economic and financial matters, we respond to contemporary challenges with greater European sovereignty, more unity and solidarity, and a very strong convergence of views between our two countries. country and a willingness to convince our partners to move forward with us on this line.

The Chancellor also reminded us of the importance in the work of our ministers of what has been decided on space, breakthrough innovation and in particular artificial intelligence, climate with carbon neutrality in 2050, the project of European universities that we make concrete together and strong commitments in terms of fiscal convergence which was also a project stuck for almost 10 years where we decide together and bring to the European level an ambitious project of fiscal convergence for the taxation of our societies which is, I believe, a very strong element and a desire to arrive this year at the European level, an agreement on the taxation of digital.

Here, ladies and gentlemen, what I wanted to recall here. To thank the Chancellor again, dear Angela, for her invitation and all the work that has been done and tell her that, like her, I very deeply believe that it is in these times that we have to decide, it will be without doubt about these decisions that we will have to be judged and that I am delighted that we have been able to decide together looking at the future.

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Transcription of the speech of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, during the congress of the Mutualité Française in Montpellier

Transcription of the speech of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, during the congress of the Mutualité Française in Montpellier

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published June 14, 2018 Section: Health and solidarity Only the delivery is authenticMontpellier – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Thank you Mr President, thank you for this speech and your welcome,…

President of the Republic's telephone interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

President of the Republic's telephone interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published July 10, 2018 Section: International, development and francophonie The President of the Republic met this afternoon by telephone with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe. He expressed…

Travel and appointments of Mrs. Brigitte Macron – From June 1st to 30th 2018 –

Travel and appointments of Mrs. Brigitte Macron – From June 1st to 30th 2018 –

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published 09 July 2018

"Les Parisiennes", directed by Stéphane Jarny, at the Théâtre des Folies Bergère (Paris 9 th)

Funeral of Jean-Claude Boulard, mayor of Le Mans, in the Saint-Julien cathedral of Le Mans (72)

Meeting with Gabriel Attal, MP Hauts-de-Seine

Appointment with Philippe Van Den Herreweghe

Lunch with

Opening of the France-Israel season in the presence of Benyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister

and his wife, at the Grand Palais (Paris 8 th)

Travel to Canada (Ottawa and Montreal):

– Visit to Ottawa of the De La Salle Secondary Public School alongside Sophie Grégoire-

Trudeau, wife of the Prime Minister of Canada, speaks with students about the fight against

school harassment

– Dinner with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and his wife

– Walk in the Old City of Montreal with Philippe Couillard, Prime Minister of

Quebec, and his wife

– Lunch with Suzanne Pilote-Couillard, wife of the Premier of Québec, on the theme

autism

– Reception of the French Community in Montreal

Travel to Canada for the G7 Summit (Charlevoix):

– Official Welcome of the Heads of Delegation by Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and

his wife

– Lunch of the spouses of the heads of delegation on the theme "Gender equality"

– Visit of Baie-Saint-Paul

– Performance of Cirque du Soleil artists

– Visit the Gardens of Quatre-Vents

Appointment with Laurent Dumas, Founding President of

Home of the

Rendez-vous with Daniel Fereres, President of the Ronald McDonald Foundation and Delphine Smagghe,

vice president of McDonald's France

Appointment with Sébastien Lecornu, Secretary of State to the Minister of State, Minister of

Ecological and Solidary Transition

Meeting with Tony Estanguet, President of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and

Paralympics of Paris 2024

Baroque musical show "Beauty and the Beast … at the Sleeping Wood", directed by Jean-Paul

Bouron, as part of the "Jeudis de l'Elysée"

Appointment with Marie-Pierre Colombel, president of the association Childhood and Sharing, Pierrelune

Betrancourt, secretary general, Valérie-Maud Camus, communication manager and Agathe Morel,

Attorneys

Meeting with Muriel Penicaud, Minister of Labor and Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture

Appointment with Sophie Cluzel, secretary of

disabled

Rendez-vous with Andréa Bescond, actress, Mie Kohiyama, journalist and Muriel Salmona,

psychiatrist

Appointment with Jean-Pierre Thébault, Ambassador, in charge of preparing the presidency

French G7

Music Festival at the Palais de l'Elysée

Moving to the Solidays Festival, meeting with the volunteers (Paris 16 th)

Official visit to the Holy See:

– Meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

– Lunch at Villa Bonaparte in honor of His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal

Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness Pope Francis

– Ceremony at the Basilica of St. John Lateran

Trip to Rome:

– Visit of the Convent of Trinidad-des-Monts

– Visit of the Colosseum and the Forum

Appointment with Jean Pisani-Ferry

Launch of the Women @ Digital Foundation at the Cité des Sciences and Industry (Paris 19 th)

Dinner with parliamentarians and elected representatives from overseas

Meeting with Marlène Schiappa, secretary of

between women and men

House visit

Visit of the exhibitions "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich L

"UAM" at the Center Pompidou (Paris 4 th) with Serge Lasvignes

Rendezvous with Israel Nisand, President of the National College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians

French

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Tribute of the President of the Republic to Mr. Claude Lanzmann

Tribute of the President of the Republic to Mr. Claude Lanzmann

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published July 06, 2018 Claude Lanzmann wrote in his kaleidoscopic memoirs, The Patagonian Hare (Gallimard, 2009) that "one hundred lives would not be bored". It may be that there have…

No to prescription veto at federal level

No to prescription veto at federal level

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany – Source: Swiss Canton Schaffhausen – news in German Headline: No to prescription veto at federal level The Government Council is opposed to the proposed introduction of the ordinance at the federal level, as stated in its statement…

<div> Joint communiqué following the official visit of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to Mauritania </div>

Joint communiqué following the official visit of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to Mauritania

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French – Published 04 July 2018

Section: International, development and francophonie

Only the date is authentic1st and 2 July 2018

At the invitation of His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, paid an official visit to Mauritania on 2 and 3 July 2018. The French Head of State was accompanied by the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Jean-Yves Le Drian and the Minister of the Armed Forces, Her Excellency Florence Parly. At the same time, President Emmanuel Macron was invited by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, by the current Chairperson of the African Union, His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame and by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Mr. Moussa Faki, addressing the Heads of State and Government participating in the 31st African Union Summit.

This exchange took place on the occasion of the July 2 lunch on "peace and security" in Africa. The French Head of State reiterated France's support for the African Union's initiative to provide autonomous and predictable funding for African military operations. The French Head of State was then invited by his Mauritanian counterpart and by His Excellency the President of Niger, Mr. Mahamadou Issoufou, current Chairman of G5 Sahel, to the meeting of the G5 Sahel member countries. This meeting, which was held at the premises of the G5 Sahel Defense College, in which senior officers called to occupy command posts in the G5 Sahel Joint Force will be trained, provided an update on progress of the Joint Force, particularly with a view to its full operationalization and the realization of international support.

On this occasion, the two Presidents Mauritanian and French renewed their call for a rapid implementation of international support to the joint force. After a face-to-face meeting, the two presidents agreed to strengthen the already rich bilateral partnership between France and Mauritania, which supports many public policies: health, education and higher education, decentralization , renewable energy, water and sanitation, infrastructure, governance, development, etc.

The two Heads of State noted with satisfaction the fact that their bilateral cooperation is reflected in areas of excellence where Mauritania can serve as a referent on the regional and international scene, such as the renewable energy sector, which is consistent with their joint commitment, in the framework of COP 21, to fight against climate change. The two presidents are pleased that many of these interventions are fully in line with the objectives of the Sahel Alliance, promoted by several technical and financial partners and the Sahel countries, for the benefit of southern regions of Mauritania. and from the east of the country. The President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, commended Mauritania's efforts and the concrete results it has achieved for its development and also for the

secure its vast territory, as well as for the implementation of the comprehensive approach it adopts in the fight against violent extremism. A multifaceted approach that includes: the fight against terrorism through the defense of its borders and the action of its internal security forces but also its contribution to the joint G5 Sahel Force; the determination against cross-border crime including drug trafficking – which contributes to the financing of terrorism; defining policies to prevent extremism; the implementation of development actions to meet the basic needs of the population; finally, a reaffirmed presence of the State and its services throughout the territory. This tête-à-tête between the two French and Mauritanian leaders, which took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere and was followed by several talks, in particular between the French Minister Mr. Le Drian and his Mauritanian counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed, Minister Ms. Parly and her Mauritanian counterpart, His Excellency Diallo Mamadou Bathia before the extended meeting between the French delegation and several members of the Mauritanian Government, was an opportunity to reaffirm that Mauritania and France are strategic partners for each other, and this for a long time, whether in the field of regional security but also in the field of economy and development. On this occasion, three financing agreements of the French Development Agency (AFD) for a total amount of 19,650,000 euros, equivalent to 815,500,000 UM, were signed by, on the one hand, the Mauritanian Minister of Economy and Finance, His Excellency Mr. El Moctar Ould Djay and, on the other hand, His Excellency Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Director General of the AFD, in favor of education and vocational training as well as food security, in particular by the rehabilitation of irrigated perimeters in rural areas. The two Presidents agree that higher education is a privileged field of cooperation and, to this end, France intends to continue its support to Mauritania in its process of setting up preparatory programs for the great French engineering schools of France and Maghreb. At the same time, a project is being implemented to promote the employability of students through the mastery of Arabic and French languages, in particular with French and Mauritanian universities.

The two Presidents gave the necessary instructions to reinforce the Mauritanian and French private sectors in their rapprochement, in the spirit of a win-win partnership, particularly in the hydrocarbons sector. In this regard, the two Heads of State welcome the conclusion between the Total Group and the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Exploration and Development of Potentialities off-shore in Mauritania. French and Mauritanian companies can also help Mauritania to play a pivotal role in strengthening regional economic integration. In this context, the next MEDEF French mission to Nouakchott is to be welcomed in July, in partnership with the Mauritanian Employers' Union. Both parties note that new private provisions and initiatives to encourage public-private partnership are also an opportunity to strengthen economic ties. The event organized on 2 July by the young Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania in the presence of members of the Presidential Council for Africa who accompanied the French President, also demonstrated the role of young Mauritanian entrepreneurs, especially young women, in the future of the economic relationship between our two friendly countries.

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South Sudan: The UN applauds the condemnation of soldiers for the assault on the Hotel Terrain in 2016

South Sudan: The UN applauds the condemnation of soldiers for the assault on the Hotel Terrain in 2016

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN – Source: United Nations – in Spanish 2 Headline: South Sudan: The UN applauds the condemnation of soldiers for the assault on the Hotel Terrain in 2016 The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)…