Sunday, March 16, 2008

Areva Privatization

According to MediaPart, one of the major reforms that is to distinguish Phase II of the Sarkozy regime will be the privatization of Areva, which I have discussed here on numerous occasions. This will be controversial for any number of reasons, but especially controversial if "friend-of-Sarko" (FOS) Martin Bouygues, the godfather of Sarko's son, acquires the firm. Nuclear technology and energy policy are of course both sensitive national-security-related subjects, so Sarkozy's maneuvering on this dossier will be subject to the closest scrutiny both inside and outside France.

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