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Hollande arriving at the G8 summit on Monday (Photo: elysee.fr)

Paris and Brussels in war of words on US trade

A senior French politician has said European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso should quit because he called France "reactionary" on trade.

Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, an MP in President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party and the vice president of the European Socialist Party, published the demand on his blog on Monday (17 June).

He described Barroso's remark as "astonishing and intolerable."

He added: "Nothing permits Jose Manuel Barroso to treat culture like a product ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Hollande arriving at the G8 summit on Monday (Photo: elysee.fr)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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