Bernard Kouchner

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Person.png Bernard Kouchner   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
(politician, physician)
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Born1939-11-01
Avignon, France
NationalityFrench
SpouseÉvelyne Pisier
PartyIndependent

Employment.png Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 May 2007 - 13 November 2010

Main.png France/Minister of Health

In office
2 April 1992 - 29 March 1993

Bernard Kouchner is the founder of both Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Médecins du Monde. From 2007 until 2010, he was the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the center-right Fillon government under president Nicolas Sarkozy, although he had been in the past a minister in socialist governments. In 2010, the Jerusalem Post named Bernard Kouchner the 15th most influential Jew in the world.[1] Since 2015 Kouchner is workstream leader for the AMU (Agency for the Modernisation of Ukraine).[2]

African Connections?

In 2008, investigative journalist Pierre Péan wrote The World According to K, which alleged that there were ties between Kouchner (then the French foreign minister) and African dictators. Péan claimed two consultancies run by associates of Kouchner were paid nearly $6m by the governments of Gabon and Congo for reports that were written by him.[3]


1 November 1939| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
Rottach-Egern
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
Istanbul


References

  1. Linde, Steve (21 May 2010). "World's 50 most influential Jews". Jerusalem Post. 15. Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Minister.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. http://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/7637922-amu-team-starts-programme-work
  3. "Kouchner hits out at book claims". BBC News. 2009-02-04.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").