About: Valérie Pécresse

Coronavirus 28-08-2020

European nations beef up virus measures to combat surge

Major European nations France, Germany and Spain announced tougher infection control measures Thursday (27 August), joining the ranks of countries battling an increase of coronavirus cases.
Brexit 04-11-2016

Paris looks to take advantage of Brexit chaos

The main political figures of Paris met with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday (3 November) to discuss how best to offer opportunities to foreign businesses looking to relocate to the capital region. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2015

National Front’s record scores a ‘defeat for all’

The extreme right party collected 6.8 million votes in Sunday's regional elections (13 December). With 27.39% of all votes cast, it beat its performance in the 2014 European elections by 2%. EURACTIV France reports

France contemplates border controls as rightists pillory Schengen

The French government may reintroduce border controls in an attempt to pacify critics of the Schengen area. EURACTIV France reports

Minister: ‘Research activities must become interdisciplinary’

Ahead of today's (2 December) EU Research Council, French Research and Higher Education Minister Valérie Pécresse, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, spoke to EURACTIV France about the challenges of boosting research and development in Europe.