cj#785> * One For Our Side * FRANCE ABANDONS MAI *


Richard Moore

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998
From: •••@••.••• (Jan Slakov)
Subject: France out of MAI!
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From: Peter Bleyer <•••@••.•••>
To: "'•••@••.•••'" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Success story. French government says no to MAI
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998

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From:  ecoropa [SMTP:•••@••.•••]
Sent:  February 26, 1998 11:38 AM
Subject:       Success story. French government says no to MAI

Dear friends,

News from Paris France
Date 26 02 1998

Thanks to international pressure and a very stong national opposition from
all sectors - social - cultural - environmental - development - the french
government stated yesterday at the Parliament that France is not going to
engaged the country in further negociations on the MAI. The minister of
Economy and Finances Dominique Strauss-Kahn stated yesterday : 'The (french)
government has no intention to engage itself in whatever multilateral
agreement which will, limit its action or the one of its Parliament, to
define our social rules, our fiscal laws, or our environmental legislation,
or that will enable any foreign companies to challenge its national
legislation in the name of this agreement.

The Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, was in the room and agreed to this and more.
For those reading french, I know it's hard... We are scanning the press
clipping and we are waiting for your  numerous  messages, I am sure, asking
for more information.

Together we can change the world

Cheers to all and one more time congatulations.

Etienne Vernet / Ecoropa
For Thierry David / Observatoire de la Mondialisation

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