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Latest update : 2014-05-02

France's May Day Blues: Alstom and the Decline of Homegrown Industry

How should France handle globalisation? With or without Europe? With or without the guiding hand of the state? A case in point is that of the workers at Alstom, who last week discovered that GE had put $13 billion on the table for the struggling French engineering giant's energy branch. Is doing business with the Americans the best way forward, or should France go with the counter-bid by German rival Siemens? Either way, is France giving up part of its sovereignty?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Corinne NARASSIGUIN

Spokesperson for the French Socialist Party

Henry REESE

National Secretary of the French-German association ENERGIE

Stéphane LOVISA

CGT Metal Workers' Union

Sohrab AHMARI

Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal Europe

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