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Latest update : 2012-11-29

Steel industry: the nationalisation card

The whiff of the 1980s is in the air as the French government has issued a threat to nationalise a struggling steel plant in northern France if its Indian boss refuses to sell it. Also on the menu today, the never-ending saga of the leadership battle for the Conservative UMP party.

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  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

By FRANCE 24

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