French Government and EPFL Meet in Paris

In a meeting held today in Paris, French Government and the EPFL exchanged views on a number of key issues facing Professional Football at European and national level in light of the outcome of the recent EU Sport Forum and the Informal meeting of the EU Sport Ministers, held in Biarritz.

On this occasion, the EPFL, represented by its Deputy Chairman and President of the French Professional Football League, Frédéric Thiriez, and by the Association’s CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros,  reported to the French Secretary of State for Sport, Bernard Laporte, the stand point of various pertinent projects and initiatives carried out by the EPFL for the protection and future development of Professional Football, in areas related to related financial governance, youth development, fight against violence, sport betting and protection of intellectual property rights. Within the same context, the EPFL reiterated its support to the French Government in its ongoing process of reforming its national betting regulation.

Culminating this pleasant encounter, both parties expressed their willingness to enhance dialogue and cooperation in areas of common interest, not only to Professional Football, but to the whole European sport, economy and society.

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