CSO-1 satellite successfully launched!

France applauds the successful launch of the military observation CSO-1 (Optical Space Component). CSO-1 was sent into orbit on We... [Read more]
20 December 2018

Fighting against inequalities: a priority of the G7 presidency

France will take up the G7 Presidency on 1 January 2019 and will be organising the G7 Summit taking place from 24 to 26 August 201... [Read more]
19 December 2018

6th Ministerial Conference - Friends of Industry

European industry is at a crossroads. We must act quickly to maintain its competitiveness, while taking into account ... [Read more]
18 December 2018

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and other digital giants will be taxed as from 2019

Bruno Le Maire has announced that GAFA will be subject to taxation in France as from 1 January 2019. There is still the priority o... [Read more]
18 December 2018

24th Franco-Russian Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council

The 24th edition of the Franco-Russian Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council (CEFIC) was held in Paris on 17 December ... [Read more]
17 December 2018

COP 24 agreement: "now, fears of a backward step have been removed"

France welcomes the adoption of the rules of application of the Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015, by the 196 States gather... [Read more]
17 December 2018

Exit tax: a more targeted anti-optimisation mechanism

On 11 December 2018, the Senate voted, just as the National Assembly did in November, to abolish the current exit tax, which is da... [Read more]
13 December 2018

Statement to strengthen and extend carbon pricing in Europe

The signatories share the view that carbon pricing is essential to provide economic agents with a clear long-term signal. ... [Read more]
12 December 2018

COP 24: France increases its contribution to climate funding

At the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Finance held at COP24 (Katowice), Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre... [Read more]
11 December 2018

French Islam: adapting the Law of 1905 to the world of 2018

Full integration of the Muslim religion into the context of the Law of 1905: that was the determination expressed by the Minister ... [Read more]
10 December 2018