• 100 years since the Battle of the Somme

    1 July 2016

    100 years since the Battle of the Somme

    For 141 days, an exceptional commemorative season has been organized, with the high point being the ceremonies organized on Friday 1 July. The main event, a Franco-British ceremony, will be held at Thiepval Memorial To The Missing on the Somme in Northern France.

  • President calls for clarity and unity over Brexit process

    1 July 2016

    President calls for clarity and unity over Brexit process

    At talks in Brussels, François Hollande appeals for clarity on the UK’s process of leaving the EU, and says the UK must accept the free movement of people to retain access to the internal market.

  • France stands by Turkey in fight against terrorism

    29 June 2016

    France stands by Turkey in fight against terrorism

    Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemns the attack at Istanbul which killed over 40 people and injured over 200, and extends France’s condolences to the bereaved families.

  • EU leaders express strong commitment to European unity

    28 June 2016

    EU leaders express strong commitment to European unity

    France, Germany and Italy regret the UK will no longer be their partner in the EU and acknowledge that the EU must respond to concerns expressed by its people by clarifying its objectives and the way it functions.

  • Euro 2016: a festival of football in France

    9 June 2016

    Euro 2016: a festival of football in France

    With an estimated 2.5 million fans in stadiums and 7 million in fan zones in 10 towns and cities across France, Euro 2016 promises to be a celebration like no other

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    Légion d'honneur for British World War II veterans

    The French government has been awarding the Légion d’honneur to D-Day veterans from many different countries for several years, as a way of honouring and thanking those who fought and risked their lives to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War

    Creative France: "France is changing, and its image needs to change (...)

    During a visit to Japan, the Prime Minister launched Creative France, an international communication campaign, at the Miraikan Museum in Tokyo. Intended to promote France’s economic dynamism and creativity, the campaign will target 10 priority countries over a period of 18 months. The aim, Manuel Valls said, is to send a strong signal to the international community: "Frenchbashing is over, now is the time for pride!"

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