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French Government Supports Power 8  
User currently offlineGbfra From Germany, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

The French Government supports Power 8:

" I am confident that the decisions made by the management of Airbus will be in the long-term interest of the company, the employees and of France", Francois Loos, Minister of Industry, said at the National Assembly.

He added that Airbus needed a reorganisation in order to develop the A350.

Link (in German):

http://www.handelsblatt.com/news/Pol...ungsplan%2c-eads-warnt-berlin.html


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User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Quoting Gbfra (Thread starter):
" I am confident that the decisions made by the management of Airbus will be in the long-term interest of the company, the employees and of France",

This is just politician talk.

It's about as sincere as George W Bush saying he wants to work with the Democrats who control Congress is a bi-partisan way.

Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.

[Edited 2007-02-06 21:51:18]

User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 1):

Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.

Remember that to the French Government, Airbus isn't just a jobs program, it's also a prestige program. That prestige, like the rest of the EU since the rejected constitution votes, has been taking a battering.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 1):
Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.

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That's the same impression I get. Also, check out this:

Die französischen Gewerkschaften machen kurzfristige Profitinteressen der EADS-Privataktionäre für die Probleme beim Superjumbo A380 verantwortlich, die den europäischen Luft- und Raumfahrtkonzern in die Schieflage gebracht haben.

Translation: French Unions blame the short term profit hunt of private EADS shareholders for the problems with the A380 Superjumbo, which lead to the current situation at EADS.

I don't buy it. How can private shareholders be responsible for the wiring problems of the A380? I don't get that. Or are the French Unions simply looking for a scapegoat in order to protect their own jobs and force more job cuts in Hamburg and Bremen?


User currently offlineGbfra From Germany, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 1):
Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.

If you were able to read the full text in German you would find the following:

Loos said that it is important to preserve the Franco-German equilibrium inside of Airbus.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting Gbfra (Reply 4):
Loos said that it is important to preserve the Franco-German equilibrium inside of Airbus.

Do you still think the French will keep their word on that? Some of us, including me, don't think so.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8969 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Why can't there be a single union for all of Europe?

edit: (one for each respective industry)

[Edited 2007-02-06 22:17:42]


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User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting Gbfra (Reply 4):
Loos said that it is important to preserve the Franco-German equilibrium inside of Airbus.

Again, it's politician talk--totally meaningless and insincere.


User currently offlineGbfra From Germany, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Thank you for enlightening me.

Strangely, I' ve worked in France as a journalist for nine years and I've met there people like Loos, Gallois, Brégier, Breton, Lagardère or Forgeard and Camus.

Although I have talked to them all I would never dare to say I knew what they were thinking deep inside their heads.

It's great that you are able to look into their brains from all over the Atlantic Ocean.

I admire you.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Gbfra (Reply 8):
Thank you for enlightening me.

Strangely, I' ve worked in France as a journalist for nine years and I've met there people like Loos, Gallois, Brégier, Breton, Lagardère or Forgeard and Camus.

Although I have talked to them all I would never dare to say I knew what they were thinking deep inside their heads.

It's great that you are able to look into their brains from all over the Atlantic Ocean.

I admire you.

Your cynicism is sincerely impressively well crafted.

Most people on this forum don't 'know,' we speculate, guess, and try to infer. People on this thread were guessing and inferring.

No one can know what is inside their heads, but we can guess, hopefully somewhat correctly, and hash it all out.

For instance, if he says it, but it is counterintuitive, discussion as to what is really meant is not uncalled for, right?



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