IMPACT OF SANCTIONS ON EU 28 EXPORTS TO RUSSIA

Source : Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Loss for EU countries: € 17,6 billion and 400,000 jobs in 2015

FRENCH PRESENCE IN RUSSIA

About 550 subsidiaries of French companies in Russia employing 166 000 people and with a turnover of about € 30 bllion. French companies are present in numerous sectors of the Russian economy.

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FRENCH OPPOSITION TO RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

Sanctions against Russia are contrary to the fundamental interests of Franco-Russian relations and have only for consequence the deterioration of the economic relations linking France and Russia.

Today the sanctions are totally inefficient to resolve international crisis and are dangerous for French interests.

OPPOSITION TO RUSSIAN SANCTIONS AND ECONOMIC COSTS

A number of EU member states and business sectors have shown a stronger preference than others to lift the sanctions. Russia has strong historical and cultural ties with the Balkans and continues to count on political support from Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus. Visegrad countries in Central Europe are more divided, particularly as their economic ties to Russia place pressure on them to adopt a more conciliatory approach. Poland tends to take a harder line, with Czech and Slovakia showing more mixed stances.

LOBBYING IN FRANCE: MORE TRANSPARENCY WITH PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

La représentation d’intérêts (ou lobbying) auprès des responsables publics n’a donné lieu en France qu’à des mesures éparses, assez récentes . A partir de 2009, l’Assemblée nationale et le Sénat ont chacun mis en place des dispositifs spécifiques (inscription des représentants d’intérêts sur une liste et obligation pour ceux-ci de respecter certaines règles déontologiques).

FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND RUSSIA

Fillon’s views on Russia, in particular, fly in the face of the current European consensus. Fillon believes French policy has been too aligned with the US, whether on Ukraine or the Middle East in spite of the countries' significant differences in opinion on these issues. And that, with ISIS and Islamism being the top security priorities for France following the terror attacks since January 2015, an alliance with Vladimir Putin's Russia is badly needed, even at the price of conflating ISIS and other terrorist groups with any other forces fighting against the Assad government.

AUTORITES LOCALES ET REGIONALES FRANCAISES A BRUXELLES

La plupart des régions françaises ont ouvert un bureau de représentation à Bruxelles soit à titre individuel soit en se rejoignat. Ces bureaux de représentation de collectivités poursuivent quatre grandes missions:

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PROPOSITIONS HAMON POUR L’EUROPE

  1. Mise en place d'une Assemblée parlementaire de la zone Euro principalement constituée par les membres des parlements nationaux de chaque Etat membre. L'Assemblée statuera souvainement sur un budget propre de la zone Euro.
  2. Mise en place d'un nouveau Conseil des Ministres des Finances de la Zone Euro.

GERMAN PRESENCE IN THE USA

Über die Deutsche Botschaft in Washington hinaus ist die Bundesrepublik mit acht Genrealkonsulaten in den USA vertreten:    
http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/de/~  

Deutsche Botschaft: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/~/Botschaft/Washington/~

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