Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France. Show all posts

France appealed to 46 countries for security for the Paris Olympics


Mar 30, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


France says it has asked 46 countries if they would be willing to supply more than 2,000 police officers to help secure the Paris Olympics this summer, as organizers

February 15, France and Ukraine to sign a security agreement in Paris in the presence of President Zelenskyy


Feb 15, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


French President Emmanuel Macron will sign a bilateral security agreement with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday in Paris as part of a trip that will also go through Germany, the French presidency said in a statement.


January 11 - France restarts coal-fired power plant due to cold snap


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Due to a cold snap, France has temporarily restarted a coal-fired power plant in the north-east, near the German border.

Azerbaijan expels two French diplomats


Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov

Dec 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Azerbaijan's foreign ministry said on Tuesday, December 26, that two French diplomats had been ordered to leave over actions "incompatible with their diplomatic status.

Armenian Ambassador honored with the highest Medal of Paris

Photo of Siranush Ghazanchyan Siranush Ghazanchyan Send an emailDecember 23, 2023

Dec 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has awarded Armenian Ambassador to France Hasmik Tolmajyan with the highest award of the city of Paris, the Grand Vermeil Medal of teh City of Paris (Médaille de Grand Vermeil de Paris).

During the ceremony at the City Hall, Mayor Hidalgo emphasized that today France and Armenia are closer than ever, and Ambassador Tolmajian has made a significant contribution to this by uniting various social and political figures and organizations France around the idea of protection and support for Armenia and the Armenian people, making this issue one of the cornerstones of consolidation of the French society.

Mayor Hidalgo noted that Paris and all of France have been and will continue to stand by the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and noted that awarding the Armenian ambassador to France with the highest medal of Paris is also a proof of that commitment.

Ambassador Tolmajyan, in turn, expressed gratitude to Mayor Anne Hidalgo and members of the Paris City Council for the award and for sending a message of support and solidarity to the entire Armenian people once again. 

Ambassador Tolmajyan emphasized that during the last three years, the Armenian people have faced serious challenges, and Armenia highly values and attaches particular importance to the presence of the whole of France, particularly a sincere friend like Paris, by its side during this difficult period.

The Ambassador reminded that the Armenian-French friendship is based on a thousand-year history and common civilizational values, and expressed confidence that it will continue to develop and deepen for the benefit of the peoples of both countries.

Deputies of the French National Assembly, members of the Senate, the Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other high-ranking officials of the department, foreign ambassadors accredited to France, French politicians and public figures, artists, journalists, representatives of the Armenian community were present at the ceremony.

Established in 1911, the Grand Medal of Paris is awarded for significant achievements and actions in matters of universal importance. 

To date, the award has been bestowed upon figures such as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, world-famous composer Michel Legrand, world-renowned actors Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Paul Belmondo, as well as others who have made a great contribution to science, culture, literature and politics.

armenian media

Senior Peshmerga, French military officials address coordination


The meeting of the senior Peshmerga (right) and French military officials, Dec. 23, 2023. (Photo: KRG Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs)

Dec 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Erbil. Kurdistan Region.

Staff Lieutenant General Issa Ozer, Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Peshmerga, on Friday received General Pierre Schill, Chief of Staff of the French Army, and his accompanying delegation, according to a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs.

Renaissance nude row sparks teacher walkout at French school

Giuseppe Cesari's 17th-century painting of Diana and Actaeon. © Wikimedia creative commons

Dec 12, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Teachers at a school outside Paris refused to work on Monday as the establishment grappled with a crisis sparked by the showing in class of a painting by a Renaissance master containing several nude women.

France charges two over Nazi swastika graffiti in Paris


Nov 29, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

France charged two people with justifying a crime against humanity over Nazi swastikas that were spray-painted in northwestern Paris, a judicial source said on Wednesday.  

Sisi discusses latest developments in Gaza with France’s defence minister


President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in his meeting with the French Minister of Defence in Cairo on Wednesday. Photo:Egyptian Presidency

Nov 15, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Wednesday the latest regional developments, particularly the war on Gaza, with French Minister of Defense Sébastien Lecornu, who is currently on a visit to Cairo.

France hosts Gaza aid conference that presses for 'humanitarian pause'


Nov 9, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

France hosted a conference on Thursday on humanitarian aid for Gaza calling for a "humanitarian pause" so countries can "work towards a ceasefire", as the Palestinian territory remained under bombardment by Israel following Hamas' October attack.

France's Jewish community faces a surge in anti-Semitism


A woman walks past a building tagged with Stars of David in Paris, France, October 31, 2023. © Lucien Libert, Reuters

Nov 4, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

On a recent Friday night at the Vauquelin Synagogue in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a dozen worshippers gather in a dimly lit hallway after the Shabbat prayers. 

French President to visit Israel


Oct 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Tel Aviv on Tuesday for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his office announced, informs The Times of Israel.

France initiates UNSC discussion on Nagorno-Karabakh for resolution ensuring return of forcibly displaced population


Oct 12, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


France has initiated a new discussion in the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution to create the conditions for the return of the forcibly displaced population of Nagorno-Karabakh, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has said in the Senate.

Paris 'has agreed' to deliver military equipment to Armenia: French minister


Okt 3, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on a visit to Armenia on Tuesday that Paris agreed to deliver military equipment to the small South Caucasus nation.

French people believe gov’t is too soft on migration


Sept 29, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

All recent polls indicate that the French support tougher government action on immigration. According to the French CNews news channel, 70% of French citizens are calling for a referendum on the issue.