November 20, 2012

Is France Really Europe's 'Time-Bomb'?

Simon Lambert, Daily Mail

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Is France the timebomb at the heart of Europe? If it was possible to spark a diplomatic incident between a nation and a newspaper, this week's Economist just managed it. Probably the most influential publication in the world's corridors of power opted to deliver its own explosion by wrapping some baguettes in a Tricolore and sticking a fuse in them on its front cover.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, France, The Economist


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