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  • Nice attack : a crisis hotline is at your disposal

    The Foreign Ministry’s crisis center is mobilized.
    Hotline: +33 (0)1 43 17 56 46

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  • The French Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Centre...

    The French Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Centre (CDC) provides emergency aid in cash or kind, through its Emergency Humanitarian Fund (FUH). In this connection, it supports NGOs by financing their projects and maintaining a regular dialogue with them. (Figures not given for food aid and multilateral assistance.)

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  • Creativity : A quintessentially french trait

    French ingenuity is rooted in creativity and innovation. For centuries, our thinkers, writers, artists, researchers and scientists have worked to uplift and better humanity, to help the world make progress and live in freedom, to spread ideas and forward-thinking ideals. From Molière to Matisse,from Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot to Luc Montagnier, the French have shared their country’s greatest, most universal achievements with the world.

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  • France at the heart of the Rosetta space mission: a unique technological challenge

    The Rosetta probe, an international European Space Agency (ESA) mission, is preparing to reveal the mystery of the evolution of the solar system, through analysis of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a ball of ice measuring 4 km in diameter. France has been very closely involved in this project from the outset, via the French Space Agency (CNES), and represents the main contributor, alongside Germany, for a total cost of almost €1.3 billion. Thanks to its extensive cooperation with all global space powers, CNES plays a decisive role in economic diplomacy.

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  • Ebola Virus : France’s actions"

    From the beginning of the epidemic hemorrhagic fever related to Ebola virus in Conakry, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Development has mobilized to support the Guinean authorities and protect our compatriots. Learn about the different ways that have been mobilized.

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  • France is developing its MOOCs

    With its strong university tradition, France has begun developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which make the excellence of French higher education freely available to all.

    Mohammed is raring to go! With nothing more than an Internet connection, he now has access to the best lectures from French universities. A digital native, i.e. born after the introduction of digital technologies, this young

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  • Tourism drives the economy of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

    The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region of France is a renowned international tourist destination which opens on to the Mediterranean and has much to recommend it: exceptional cultural and natural heritage, a broad range of landscapes, a pleasant climate, a wide variety of accommodation, modern infrastructure, and so on. Tourism has therefore naturally become a major component of the

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  • France: leading the way in technical textiles

    You have probably never heard of Aérazur, Babolat, Béal, Cardial, Cousin Biotech, Floréane, Kermel or Texinov, yet all these companies are world leaders in technical textiles, which are increasingly used in the objects we use every day.
    France alone accounts for 24% of Europe’s production of these textiles, which have specific properties that make them suited to very specific applications. Such products may be woven, knitted or nonwoven and are used in very many

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  • French online success stories

    While it is true that many technological innovations have been created in the birthplace of IT in
    California, the French have been able to harness the Internet’s global success by developing
    models for the digital economy which have now become essentials, both in France and beyond.
    It is not widely known, for example, that sites such as Dailymotion, Meetic, Deezer, Ventes
    privées, Le Bon Coin, Cdiscount, Au féminin.com, Criteo and Withings were all created by
    “Frenchies”.
    The essentials
    Founded in 2005 and bought out by Orange telecommunications group, the Dailymotion video-sharing
    website is without doubt one of

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  • Dazzling fireworks

    People have marvelled at pyrotechnic displays for centuries. This summer, our nights
    will once again be lit up by fireworks. In this sector, French pyrotechnists have
    developed specific expertise, which is sought after throughout the world.
    The fireworks market is worth a considerable amount. Each year, €4 billion is spent on
    firecrackers and fireworks
    worldwide. China remains not
    only the primary producer
    and exporter but also the
    greatest consumer of
    pyrotechnic products,
    accounting for 50% of global

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