Bernard Kouchner

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Person.png Bernard Kouchner   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
(politician, physician)
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Born 1939-11-01
Avignon, France
Nationality French
Spouse Évelyne Pisier
Party Independent

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

In office
17 May 2007 - 13 November 2010

Employment.png Minister of Health Wikipedia-icon.png

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]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20055 May 2005 - 8 May 2005Rottach-Egern
Bilderberg/200731 May 2007 - 3 June 2007Istanbul


  1. Linde, Steve (21 May 2010). "World's 50 most influential Jews". Jerusalem Post. 15. Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Minister.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Kouchner hits out at book claims". BBC News. 2009-02-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>