France’s arsenal to combat money-laundering and terrorist financing.

France’s arsenal to combat money-laundering and terrorist financing.

The fight against illicit financial flows is a priority for the French authorities. Money laundering is central to criminal activities and is a threat to the economic and political stability of countries and international security. The rise of terrorism has made it necessary to strengthen the surveillance of financial circuits that could fund it. To […]

France and cybersecurity.

France and cybersecurity.

New destructive practices are developing in cyber space, including criminal use of the Internet (cyber crime), espionage for political or economic ends, and attacks on critical infrastructure (transport, energy, communication, etc.) for the purposes of sabotage. Coming from governmental or non-governmental players, these cyber attacks: know no border or distance; are anonymous, and it is […]

Terrorism: A very real threat against France.

Terrorism: A very real threat against France.

France and French interests have been the target of international terrorism linked to the situation in the Near and Middle East in the 1980s, the Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA) in Algeria in the 1990s, and international jihadist networks close to or inspired by Al-Qaeda since the 2001 attacks in the United States and the subsequent […]

French policy against Transnational Organized Crime TOC.

French policy against Transnational Organized Crime TOC.

Transnational Organized Crime TOC  is the work of a international structured group existing with the aim of committing crimes in order to obtain a financial or other material benefit.  TOC covers all major areas of trafficking: drugs, human beings, arms, stolen vehicles, and wild animals and plants, etc. TOC is closely tied to corruption and money laundering. […]

French aerospace industry sees event as chance to lobby new president.

French aerospace industry sees event as chance to lobby new president.

PARIS — The Paris Air Show comes at a timely juncture as French aerospace leaders seek to lobby a newly elected head of state and government for support of the high-tech industry in a tough world market. “We have a new government and new ministers,” said Eric Trappier, vice chairman of Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et […]

Macron in the skies of Paris Air Show 2017.

Macron in the skies of Paris Air Show 2017.

The French president descended from the skies in a European military plane. French President Emmanuel Macron landed at the Bourget airfield in an Airbus A400-M military transport plane to launch the aviation showcase, where the latest passenger jets will vie for attention with an F-35 warplane, drones and other high-tech hardware. Macron, trying to raise his […]

52nd International Paris Air Show.

52nd International Paris Air Show.

Paris June 19th 2017.- Ninety years ago, Le Bourget airfield was the scene of mass excitement as Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St Louis monoplane after making the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris. Jubilant crowds carried the aviator from the cockpit as they celebrated his almost 34 hour, 3,600 mile […]

Airbus A380Plus, star of the Paris Air Show 2017.

Airbus A380Plus, star of the Paris Air Show 2017.

The European aerospace giant Airbus has announced an upgraded version of the world’s biggest passenger jet, the A380. Airbus claimed the “A380Plus” would grant airlines up to 80 more seats and generate greater fuel efficiency. In a statement Sunday, John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officers – customers, said: “The A380plus is an efficient way to […]

France: elections overcome fear.

France: elections overcome fear.

Paris 26.04.2017, article written by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- In spite of having elections  during a  State of Emergency and maximal terrorist alert, the French voted massively last Sunday 23 of April in the first round of the elections to the Presidency of the Republic. With 21% abstention, the citizen´s mobilization demonstrated that the latest terrorist […]

Minister Le Drian announced contract for 3,700 vehicles from RENAULT TRUCKS Defense

Minister Le Drian announced contract for 3,700 vehicles from RENAULT TRUCKS Defense

Minister of Defence signs for 3,700 unprotected light multipurpose tactical vehicles from RENAULT TRUCKS Defense   Lyon, France- January 29th- by Charlotte Roudovsky.- On December 8th, France’s Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian announced a contract with Renault Trucks Defense to acquire 3,700 unprotected light multipurpose tactical vehicles (VLTP-NP) and to supply their support system. […]

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