FRANCE AFRICA Issue dated 19/03/2021

Paris competes with Geneva to woo international organisations

French president Emmanuel Macron, with Bono and Bill Gates, announces the amount raised at the 6th Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment conference in Lyon on 10 October 2019.
French president Emmanuel Macron, with Bono and Bill Gates, announces the amount raised at the 6th Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment conference in Lyon on 10 October 2019. © Maxime Jegat/PhotoPQR/Le Progrès/MaxPPP
Currently being debated in the French parliament, the "international development and solidarity" draft bill involves amending the legal framework governing international organisations that opt to establish themselves in France. The stated objective is to compete with Switzerland in this domain. [...] (619 words)
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