Skip to comments.France says Brussels ‘cannot dictate’ economic policy
Posted on 05/30/2013 2:18:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Frances President and Prime Minister have said Brussels has no right to tell them which economic reforms to make.
Speaking to AFP on a visit to Rodez, in southern France, on Wednesday (29 May), President François Hollande said: The European Commission cannot dictate to us what we have to do. It can simply say that France has to balance its public accounts, which is true.
His Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, was equally defiant at a meeting in Matignon, in northeast France, with former German leader Helmut Schmidt the same day.
He said: We will carry out reforms in our own way.
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Gosh, correct me if I’m wrong here, but the entire purpose of the EU was to dictate economic policy. It’s just that France assumed it would be dictating to Brussels. Also, didn’t the EU dictate the haircut in Cyprus? I don’t recall the French saying, “Whoa! You can’t do that!”
Imagine....the French Socialists not happy with the EU Free Trade Communists. Looks like a Biatch Fight coming up