French corporate nationalism comes to fore with Carrefour veto

le 10 février 2021

French economic nationalism is as old as mimolette cheese. The hard cows-milk variety was invented at the behest of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, finance minister under Louis XIV, in the late 17th century to rival Edam sold by the enemy Dutch.  So it is easy to shrug off the French government’s recent decision to block the takeover […]

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