Thursday, December 22, 2011
La Guerre Est Finie!
France has admitted defeat in the war of words which it started with Britain.
French foreign minister, Alain Juppé, told the Telegraph:
"The comments [of the past few days] went further than their authors wished, [but there is] no need for excuses on either side.
There is not an ounce of doubt that Franco-British relations, that will become excellent once again as we have too much in common to allow them to deteriorate.
I cannot imagine that we will push Britain out of the European Union."
I wonder if the war will reignite, when France is downgraded; as the head of France's stock market regulator (AMF) believes it will be?
Jean-Pierre Jouyet, is quoted in the Wall Street Journal:
"Keeping the triple-A would be a miracle, but I want to believe it's possible."