Alain Lamassoure, former French minister for European affairs
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Christophe Robeet speaks to Alain Lamassoure, an influential MEP who currently chairs the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets. Lamassoure says 2012 has been a decisive year for the EU and urges François Hollande to show more leadership in dealing with the eurozone crisis. He calls France’s fiscal policies irresponsible and defends French actor Gérard Depardieu’s decision to take up Belgian citizenship.