Meanwhile, a document signed by Gordon Brown, the then French Finance Minister Francis Mer
and Hans Eichel, the then German Finance Minister, stated that 'approximately half of all new regulations that impact upon businesses in the UK originate from the EU'.
The Commission would prefer on the contrary to extend it to take greater account of declarations in support of France Telecom in July 2002 by the then Economic Affairs Minister Francis Mer
. This aspect of the enquiry might therefore be extended for several months.
French Finance Minister Francis Mer
sees the anti-poverty, pro-development angle to outsourcing and offshoring.
'A lot of member states had felt the French weren't taking it (the breach) seriously...but that's not the case anymore,' Irish Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy said after two-day talks where French colleague Francis Mer
explained Paris's policy.
When French Finance Minister Francis Mer
visited Argentina in July to lobby on behalf of Electricite de France, Vivendi, France Telecom and other French mnltinationals, he was warned by Planning Minister and close Kirchner aide Julio De Vido to stay away if all he came to talk about was a rate hike.
We ask Francis Mer
to report to the heads of states and government in advance of the Evian summit on these issues, with a view to delivering on these commitments in order to meet the Millenium Development Goals.
Aware of the need to balance corporate governance arrangements so as not to discourage valid business risks, Francis Mer
, the French finance minister, said that the European approach to corporate governance "has strength that's lacking in the US".
Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders met his French counterpart Francis Mer
in Paris in February to make the case for a repeal of the tax.
A month after taking office, French Economy and Finance Minister, Francis Mer
, had announced plans to scrap the golden share, without, however, giving any date.
However Finance Minister Francis Mer
said he was confident that the sales would still go ahead.