French National Day

On July 14th, The European Times attended the French Embassy of Brussels’ celebration of the French National Day. The European Times is grateful to Ambassadors Bernard Valero, Philippe Etienne, Philippe Errera, and Jean-Louis Falconi for the invitation to this event. The reception was held at the well-known Autoworld museum in Brussels on Sunday evening.

The guests were invited to taste some gastronomic treasures from the two French regions that were particularly honored this year: Alsace and Picardie. They were later invited to dance to the rhythms of NATO’s dynamic orchestra that performed the Marseillaise for the enjoyment of the numerous guests who had come to celebrate the history and the values of the French Republic. Additionally, the French Minister of Budget and special guest to the event, Mr. Cazeneuve, delivered an insightful and elegant speech to all of the invitees. The European Times is thrilled to have received an invitation from the French government to begin a report on France.