March 20, 2009
Renault plan causes stir in Brussels
Carmaker Renault's plans to move some production from Slovenia to France ignited protectionist worries and a quick reaction at a Brussels summit meeting.
A company spokeswoman said Renault planned to increase production in both countries, but French industry minister Luc Chatel said in a radio broadcast the automaker planned to relocate production, creating 400 jobs in Flins, France, near Paris.
At a news conference Friday, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said,
I think there was a misunderstanding.