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France Threatens Extra Scrutiny for Titan Tires After CEO Slams French Work Ethic

France's minister of industry and growth, Arnaud Montebourg, on Wednesday accused the head of a US tyre company of being “extremist” and “insulting” for his derision of French working practices and the country’s manufacturing sector. ...

He concluded: “Rest assured, you can count on me to monitor … with redoubled vigilance the import of your tyres to France.”

“The relevant authorities will pay particular attention to their compliance with our high environmental and technical standards, as well as the human conditions in which they are made.”

Source: France24. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    "France's minister of industry and growth, Arnaud Montebourg,"

    Jeeze, who's minister of 'everything's going to be great'?

  • Acosmist||

    Call us awful, will you! We'll be DOUBLE THE AWFUL! SO THERE! PROVES YOU WRONG

  • Shmurphy||

    I'm boggled. This is the worst threat ever. Makes you wonder if "Arnaud Montebourg" is French for "Cynthia Chase".