STORY – Paris and Rome believe that the health crisis has caused the loss of interest in this project… which no one wanted anymore. On Wednesday, the French and Italian governments finally announced its abandonment by mutual agreement.
Clap of the end in sight for the merger project between Chantiers de l’Atlantique, specialists in large cruise ships, and the Italian Fincantieri. The project was abandoned by mutual agreement, the French and Italian governments announced on Wednesday.
After an exchange between the Minister of the Economy, the two countries indicated in a joint statement to take “Due to the fact that the current economic context does not allow the planned merger to continue”. According to our information, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy, was in fact to discuss with his transalpine counterpart, Roberto Gualtieri, in the presence of Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, during a telephone meeting on Wednesday evening. Objective: find a way out that allows you to exit from the top of the bilge in which the project has been encased since 2017.
France does not want to upset Italy, a friendly and partner country, with which it has just celebrated the creation of Stellantis,
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