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The Franco-British Transport Conference - meeting the challenges for tomorrow

3 July 2014

Is public transport better in Paris or London? Sir Peter Hendy and Etienne Guyot went head to head on this and other questions under the able chairmanship of renowned transport commentator Christian Wolmar. In partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce, this day long conference was a real success

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Regional Cooperation

27 January 2015


How can we better stimulate and structure decentralized cooperation in this era of austerity? The French Section will host a seminar on Regional Cooperation focusing on lessons from Franco-German regional twinning and the role of the private sector like Renault-Nissan in boosting bilateral partnerships. 



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Bonnie Greer and Clive Myrie show their support for the “Bridge Generation”

Former FBC member Bonnie Greer, writer and the Chancellor of Kingston University, and FBC member and BBC journalist, Clive Myrie, were invited to the Foreign  and Commonwealth Office as special guests to the closing ceremony of the Civil Service Fast Stream: Summer Diversity Internship Programme. Each gave an inspiring motivational speech and shared their experience with this year's interns from the programme.

The FBC would like to extend a very warm welcome to H.E Sylvie Bermann, the new French Ambassador to the UK. Here, the Ambassador talks about arriving in London to her new post

Here Transport Minister Robert Goodwill talks to the FBC about the importance of cycling and impact of le Grand Depart in the UK 

We are pleased to announce that Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France has joined the council as a member

Following our #TTIP seminar, get more information on the agreement in this excellent article by Ambassador Charles Ries

The Rt Hon David Lidington, Minister for Europe, talks about the FBC and his French counterpart,Thierry Repentindescribes the FBC as the cornerstone of Franco-British relations. 


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