You say that EU won't look favorably toward Greece if
OA managers don't buy Airbus.....as someone else
stated, why didn't the EU put pressure on countries
like Sweden, Norway and Denmark (SAS company) for
having bought Boeing ?? why didn't the EU quarrel with
countries like France who bought B777 ?? I remind you
that these rich countries are very high contributors to the EU funds for poorest countries like Greece...so you mean "richer EU" countries can buy Boeing when they try to prevent the poorest to do the same ??? it's absoultely false...where is the logic in this idea ???
An other point, do you really think Eu council quarrels
with its members when they don't buy "european"
products ?? let me remind you that most European
countries own American equipment for their Air Forces
(F16, F-4, AH-64, and so on)...why didn't the EU put
pressure on Netherlands when they bought AH-64
Apach instead of Eurocopter products ???
Stop to think that EU council and big european industries have tight links...EU authorities helped Airbus
in the past to develop its activities but it never controls this company at all !! EU countries are free....free...free...they are not linked at all from pressure of the EU council about Airbus, stop
to believe in American misconceptions of Europe !!!
Something you can say is that head of states like Jacques Chirac likes to deal
with Chinese to sell Airbus but wouldn't Clinton do that
with the same asian guys for helping Boeing??