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On 13 June, France’s leading evening daily published a letter from the Culture Minister addressing the cultural exception in the perspective of the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (http://bit.ly/15ZkQRH ). On 18 June, the same newspaper was at it again with an editorial lambasting the President of the Commission for being “neither loyal… » read more

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As the Council is poised to give the Commission a mandate to negotiate an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Mrs Filipetti, in her capacity as France’s Culture minister, made this letter public: http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2013/06/13/la-france-fer-de-lance-de-l-exception-culturelle-face-au-marche-libre_3429051_3232.html. Its title leaves no doubt that France is spearheading the cultural exception vs free market. What’s wrong with the free… » read more

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