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Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke at the first “Mediterranean of the Future” conference in Marseille on Tuesday, November 21. The event was planned on the initiative of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
HSH Prince Albert, Renaud Muselier, President of the Regional Council and numerous ministers and key Mediterranean figures, as well as representatives of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, also took part.
The conference is open to public and private actors recognised for their contribution to defining and outlining innovative and ambitious solutions in the Mediterranean region. This first conference was focused on the shared commitment of Mediterranean stakeholders to combating global warming and achieving the goals set by the climate agreements, notably the Paris Agreement.
The minister stressed the need to increase the involvement of entrepreneurs, innovators and creators from civil society in our collective efforts to develop a shared space in the Mediterranean.
The ministry supports more than 300 French communities involved in approximately 700 decentralised cooperation projects with a dozen Mediterranean Basin countries as well as civil society organisations and firms operating in the Mediterranean region, notably through “regional multi-stakeholder networks” in the process of being formed in the 13 French regions, according to the French government.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.