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The precautionary principle is a term so frequently repeated in most spheres of public life that it has become something of a mantra. And yet it remains controversial and has been given many different, and often contradictory, interpretations by its supporters and opponents. For these reasons, the author argues that it is essential to clarify the way the term is used, and this forms the basis of this work. Philippe Kourilsky is the head of the Institut Pasteur and a member of the French Academy of Science.
Bernard Kouchner, Patrick Aeberhard, Jean-Pierre Daulouède, Bertrand Lebeau Leibovici, William Lowenstein
Against the institutional inertia and the comfort of habits of thought, the invigorating and instructive account by five uncommon brothers in arms, driven by the same will to care for those who in the past were despised.
Philippe Jurgensen shows how the growing economic gap between North and South is responsible for four major threats that, in the short or long term, will endanger the small group of rich nations that possess three-quarters of the worlds wealth. These four threats demographics, health, the environment, strategy are each analysed in turn in a way that is accessible to non-specialists. Jurgensen shows that the current selfish attitude of the West is not only reprehensible but, above all, dangerous and therefore politically untenable. Philippe Jurgensen is a senior official of the French Treasury.
For the past twenty years France has been slipping into unemployment. This evil, which is becoming more and more serious, is leading our country into decline, and is threatening our democracy. After having described the difficulties resulting from the new world environment, the author discards the false solutions, such as intensified inflation, devaluation or protectionism. He then outlines the daring, but realistic policies he sees as necessary not only in France, but also for a more dynamic European Union. An economist, Jean-Marcel Jeanneney was a minister for seven years under the presidency of General de Gaulle. In 1980, he created the French Economic Research Institute, which he ran until 1990.
Is our agriculture moribund and our farmers condemned? Not necessarily. Christian Jacob's work tells the story of the path taken by a young farmer, while taking a critical look at both French and European agricultural politics and the snares of GATT. He argues that, rather than protect the rural world, it is necessary above all to help modernize it by providing methods that allow for increased income and sharpened competiveness. Christian Jacobs was the President of the Centre National des Jeunes Agriculteurs. He is currently a deputy in the European Parliament.
Communist totalitarianism is breaking apart because it rejected reality in favour of abstractions and falsely universal principles. Those who now rush West from Prague or Bucarest cannot imagine what awaits them: the levelling of values and individuality. M. Henry s work is a meditation against everything which undermines these disoriented refugees, whether it be spiritual starvation, creative thirst, or physical hunger.
Increased awareness and urgent measures needed by 2050 if we are to avoid the worst-case scenario on a planetary scale.
A leading expert reveals in six crucial points how to communicate convincingly
Undertaken first in Belgium shortly after the attacks that occurred in that country, this approach has received a great deal of attention from public authorities, and is seeing increasing interest in France, given the failure of de-radicalization policies.
The spirit which inspired Pasteur's work is kept alive by the Institut Pasteur in Paris. From the discovery of the rabies virus and vaccine, to the Nobel Prize winning work of the Paris school of molecular biology, P. Gascar traces the history of an institution which has formed some of the finest biological minds of the century.
Jean Gallot was born at the beginning of the century and studied in Paris. He rapidly made a reputation for himself as one of the most brilliant lawyers of his generation. In this book, he reflects upon the copious experiences of a lifetime, the cases he so ardently defended and his meetings with famous people of the time. This is a precious record of an era, as well as of a profession that is currently undergoing major changes in France.
After two centuries of setbacks, could France be ready to face the " American challenge " ? How can we explain that in less than ten years, fifteen large French companies will have installed themselves permanently in America ? And why have they so often chosen external growth in deciding to buy an American company and move to America ? Towards the Conquest of the American Market is a collection of case studies, valuable recommendations and anecdotes to help tomorrow's entrepreneurs succeed in their American adventure. Guillaume Franck is a consultant and professor at the School for Advanced Commercial Studies, France
The story of the creation of the Compagnie Bancaire and the recent history of Paribas as told by one of the great French financiers and a primary player in his field, Jacques de Fouchier. A valuable testimony that illustrates his confidence in men and in life. Banker Jacques de Fouchier is currently the Honorary President of both the Compagnie Bancaire and Paribas. He is also the author of The Taste of the Improbable (1984).
Our education system was and still is today one of the best in the world. However, it is now experiencing new problems, which have been consistently denied as a result of both political point scoring and a lack of courage. Dare we suggest that the true reasons for these indisputable difficulties actually come, for the most part, from the school itself ? What is the solution ? How can teachers be helped to do their best so that their pupils perform better ?" Luc Ferry