EVERY French national politician will be sent a briefing from the president of the country’s Senate explaining that Jersey is a well-regulated finance centre.
Gerard Larcher agreed to send the message to over 600 French Senators and Deputies following a meeting in Paris today in the Palais de Luxembourg with Jersey’s Chief Minister Frank Walker.
Senator Walker (pictured) said that he could not have envisaged such a positive outcome from a meeting with the politician who is commonly considered the second most important figure in France behind president Nicholas Sarkozy. He added that after hearing what the delegation from the Island had to say, M Larcher offered to circulate a report from his office to all 327 Senators and 577 Deputies.
‘The whole mood was receptive to what we have done as a finance centre. Delivery of our message from the office of the president of the Senate will help overcome the myths and hostility that the Island sometimes faces in France,’ said Senator Walker.