Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and the challenges of French tourism.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and the challenges of French tourism.

  Article by Alejandro Ronard Alem,  Paris 21.11.2016.- Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, also in charge of Tourism and International Trade, in his introductory analysis to the Second Annual Tourism Conference reported on measures for France to continue in the first place of the world tourist destinations, in spite of the terrorist attacks that the country […]

France exports 36 Rafale Fighter aircraft to India.

France exports 36 Rafale Fighter aircraft to India.

France and India on Friday signed the €7.87 billion deal for Rafale fighter jets, equipped with latest missiles and weapon system besides multiple India-specific modifications that will give the IAF cutting edge capability over arch rival Pakistan. The deal was signed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his visiting French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian […]

State of the Real Estate sector in France.

State of the Real Estate sector in France.

The number of transactions on existing homes rose nearly 16% in 2015, while prices have stopped falling and have even experienced a net increase. The market for existing homes will have a bang during 2016. “We should finish 2015 at about 800,000 transactions, against 692,000 in 2014, almost 16% more” said Jean-François Buet, president of […]

France’s arms exports to other countries reached an all-time high

France’s arms exports to other countries reached an all-time high

France’s arms exports to other countries reached an all-time high after nearly doubling sales to $17.4 billion in 2015 from $9 billion in 2014. Four major France-based defense contractors contributed to the increase in exports: Dassault, Airbus, MBDA Missile, and DCNS. A majority of sales went to Middle Eastern countries, including Dassault Aviation-made Rafale fighter […]

Export legislative and regulatory framework on French weapons.

Export legislative and regulatory framework on French weapons.

France’s regime Export controls on French weapons are based on a rigorous legislative and regulatory framework, taking into account the national imperatives of sovereignty and security, as well as international arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation commitments. This framework is based on a principle of prohibition, but includes a system of successive authorizations and constant interministerial […]

French Intelligence Agencies currently active in France

French Intelligence Agencies currently active in France

This is the list of French Intelligence Agencies currently active in France. DGSE: General Directorate for External Security – Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure. It is the military foreign intelligence agency, which succeeded the Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage (SDECE) in 1982 (itself preceded by the Direction Générale des Études et Recherches […]

BMI ‘s France Defence & Security Report

BMI ‘s France Defence & Security Report

BMI Research -a Fitch Group Company- made the following Report on France´s Defence & Security: BMI ‘s France Defence & Security Report examines the current structure of the French armed forces. It evaluates ongoing defence reform initiatives and examines the position of France in NATO and its defence commitments around the world. In addition, it […]

Euler Hermes country report: France is in a tepid and gradual recovery.

Euler Hermes country report: France is in a tepid and gradual recovery.

Euler Hermes Country Report is an in-depth economic research report that provides a review of an individual country’s economic profile. This analysis includes sections on economic strengths and weaknesses, country rating based on country grade and country risk level, main activity sectors and trade partners countries, economic forecasts and more. General information, such as GDP, […]

France: Economic Studies and Country Risks acc. to COFACE.

France: Economic Studies and Country Risks acc. to COFACE.

This is a synthesis of France´s country risk, according to the Coface Group, french experts in risk analysis. Recovery confirmed in France, boosted by exogenous drivers France´s growth rebounded in 2015, buoyed by public and household consumption, with the latter, however, set to continue as the main contributor to growth in 2016. The expected rate […]

From Nice to Saint- Etienne-du Rouvray, the limits of pacifist discourse.

From Nice to Saint- Etienne-du Rouvray, the limits of pacifist discourse.

  by  Alejandro Ronard Alem.- The murder of Father Jacques Hamel, pastor of the Catholic Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, located in the Metropol , Rouen, city of the region of Normandy, whose population is about 29,000 inhabitants; highlights once again some flaws in the security apparatus and lack of coordination between the executive and judicial branches […]