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France would stop foreigners gaining control of airports group ADP

Staff Writer | October 8, 2018
France would block any moves by a foreign power to gain control of ADP, the airports company whose possible privatisation has been approved by the government, Finance Minster Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.
Bruno Le Maire
Europe   "The French state will have the last word"
"If a foreign power wanted to gain control of ADP, the response would be 'No'," Le Maire told a programme hosted jointly by CNews TV, Europe 1 radio and Les Echos newspaper.

"The French state will have the last word regarding who might be ADP's principal shareholder," he added.

Earlier this month, France's lower house of parliament approved plans for the possible privatisation of ADP, lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) and for a reduction of France's stake in utility Engie.