Benjamin Griveaux visits London to promote French attractiveness

Minister of State for the Economy Benjamin Griveaux visits London to promote French business attractiveness in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU

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18 September 2017

Benjamin Griveaux, Minister of State for the Economy, has visited London to discuss the recent financial and labour reform plans introduced by President Macron and to make the case for Paris as a future home for financial institutions in the wake of Brexit.

The two-day visit included attending a reception for France’s business community held by the new French Ambassador to the UK, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, at his Kensington residence.

Mr Griveaux also met members of the French and UK press, including Sky News’ Ian King and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Alongside meetings with financial stakeholders and institutional investors, Mr Griveaux met London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall, as well as Isabelle Vaillant, Director of Regulation at the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Paris is currently bidding to be the new home of the EBA when the UK leaves the EU.

Watch the minister’s appearance on Sky News below.

Published on 11/10/2017

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