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France's May Day Blues: Alstom and the Decline of Homegrown Industry (part 2)

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

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Corinne NARASSIGUIN

Spokesperson for the French Socialist Party

Henry REESE

National Secretary of the French-German association ENERGIE

Stéphane LOVISA

CGT Metal Workers' Union

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 1)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 2)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-20 USA

Spies and lies: FBI confirms Russia-Trump campaign probe (part 2)

FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell in front of Congressional lawmakers Monday. Comey confirmed his team is investigating links between individuals associated with the...

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2017-03-20 USA

Spies and lies: FBI confirms Russia-Trump campaign probe (part 1)

FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell in front of Congressional lawmakers Monday. Comey confirmed his team is investigating links between individuals associated with the...

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2017-03-16 Netherlands

After the Dutch Vote: PM hails win over 'wrong kind of populism' (part 1)

The populist winning streak that started with Brexit and Trump has been snapped. Incumbent Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte has emerged as the big winner as he...

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