Ex-NATO chief, former U.S. Homeland launch campaign against election meddling

Former NATO chief Anders Rasmussen and ex-U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff sounded the alarm over meddling in elections by Russia and other nations during a meeting with the AAPA on November 12.
“Russia has declared war against our democratic system,” Rasmussen, a former Danish prime minister said. “Putin wrongly sees our values as a threat.”
Rasmussen and Chertoff have teamed up with former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to create an international commission that aims to raise awareness of cyber-interference in democracies and to explore …

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Business

[10 Nov 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

The two leading executives of JCDecaux, the global out-of-home (OOH) advertising company, held an on-the-record briefing at their Paris Headquarters for the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris.
The executives are sons of the founder: Jean-Francois Decaux, aged 59, is the Co-CEO and Jean-Charles Decaux, aged 49, is the President of the Board, and the Co- General Director,
Some topics covered:
On the mission of the company:

“Our content provides a better way of living for citizens in cities by giving them services for free to them [like bus shelters, public bathrooms, and other ‘street …

Economics

[18 Oct 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

 
On October 15, the AAPA met Columbia University Professor Bruce Greenwald, a leading authority on global economics and “value investing” — the art, or science, of picking stocks, as Warren Buffett amazingly seems to do, that have been forgotten or sidelined but are potential winners.
In our 90-minute breakfast meeting at Falstaff Café, Prof. Greenwald touched on a wide range of big economic issues, including globalisation, export-driven economic models and varying rates of productivity, but also spoke of the urgent need to address demography and how it deeply affects climate change.   If these problems go unaddressed, mass-migration flows like those we saw …

Economics

[28 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

On Monday, June 25 the AAPA met with the French minister of economics and finance, Bruno Le Maire. Le Maire received the organization in his offices at the Ministry of Finance. The Minister gave a broad overview of French president Macron’s plans for France and Europe. Le Maire said Europe must impose itself as a counterweight, between China and the US. « We have European values that are different and unique, » he said.
Le Maire took questions for a full hour. We discussed European sanctions on American imports and the …

About AAPA

[27 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

Hats off to Canada! They hosted a fabulous party for our press association on June 20 at Canadian Ambassador Isabelle Hudon’s gorgeous residence and garden.
We had a record turnout of 130 members and guests.

Economics

[15 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

 
Pascal Lamy, who was director-general of the World Trade Organization for two terms from 2005 to 2013, talked to 25 members of the AAPA at a breakfast meeting at Chez Françoise in late May. The meeting came just as US President Donald Trump was about to introduce tariffs on his European allies for aluminum and steel and as the US threatened sanctions on European firms doing business in Iran. In this ever turbulent period, and despite a fractious G7 meeting in Canada that followed, Mr. Lamy said that he remained …