Former French leader: Sarkozy squandering chance for innovation

07/13/2009 | Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy for directing the bulk of the nation's stimulus into infrastructure rather than research and other efforts to enhance the country's competitiveness in the world economy. "We must favor those investments that will make France stronger in the future, that will reinforce innovation and competitiveness," de Villepin said.

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