PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10246 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6590 times:
and the French Government should sell their shares as well, same as the minority share the City of Hamburg holds.
The Lagardere Family is AFAIK not into pulishing but was/is a major shareholder of Dassault and has other industrial interests as well. The way France ticks, the State has always a controlling interest and if not directly involved applies gentle pressure through then old boys network since they all went to the same Elite schools. This may apply in other countries as well but to a far lesser extend in Germany.