Bernard Kouchner

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Person.png Bernard Kouchner   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, physician)
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Avignon, France
SpouseÉvelyne Pisier
Member ofEuropean Council on Foreign Relations, Le Siècle
Interest ofChristine Ockrent
Bilderberg French politician, 3 times French Health minister, founded Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde, attended 2005 pandemic planning exercise Atlantic Storm

Employment.png Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

In office
17 May 2007 - 13 November 2010

Employment.png France/Minister of Health

In office
6 February 2001 - 7 May 2002

Employment.png France/Minister of Health

In office
4 June 1997 - 7 July 1999

Employment.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]


Events Participated in

Atlantic Storm14 January 200514 January 2005New York
A scenario designed to mimic a summit of transatlantic leaders forced to respond to a bioterrorist attack. Recommended militarization, vaccination and stockpiling drugs. Held January 2005.
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests