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November 07, 2005

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Is it possible to damage France's image?

The head of France's main employers' group expressed concern about the impact the unrest could have on tourism and investment in France, where sluggish growth is stifling job creation.

"France's image has been deeply damaged," Laurence Parisot told Europe 1 radio.
Confirmed, maybe? The Reuters article also quotes Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, everyone's favorite escargot, as rejecting advice to call out the army: "We have not reached that point." Perhaps he should call out French intelligence, which successfully quashed a Greenpeace protest by sinking its boat, the "Rainbow Warrior."