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Former Foreign Minister Urges France to Combat Globalization

France should work for a "much more offensive policy of protection, solidarity and regulation" at an EU level in order to better face globalization, according to a report by former French foreign affairs minister Hubert Vedrine.
It should also have the right to protect key or "strategic" sectors of its economy, Vedrine writes in the 63-page document.
"I see globalization neither as a chance, nor as blight, simply as a fact to which one has to adapt," the former minister is quoted as saying by Le Figaro newspaper.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy in July asked Vedrine to draft a report on how the country should respond to the challenges of globalization.
Source: Business Week, http://businessweek.com

France should work for a "much more offensive policy of protection, solidarity and regulation" at an EU level in order to better face globalization, according to a report by former French foreign affairs minister Hubert Vedrine.
It should also have the right to protect key or "strategic" sectors of its economy, Vedrine writes in the 63-page document.
"I see globalization neither as a chance, nor as blight, simply as a fact to which one has to adapt," the former minister is quoted as saying by Le Figaro newspaper.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy in July asked Vedrine to draft a report on how the country should respond to the challenges of globalization.
Source: Business Week, http://businessweek.com