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At the EU summit, Jacques Chirac held a mini-protest

March 24 2006
06:01

French President Jacques Chirac pointedly left the summit of EU representatives in protest statement Frenchman Ernest-Antoine Seyer, former head of the National Council of French businessmen, and now a representative of the European federation of entrepreneurs, who began his speech not in French and in English.

"I will speak in English, the language of business", - said Seyer. After these words, Jacques Chirac, followed by the Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of France, left the hall, which hosted the EU summit.

French president returned to the summit only after Sayer completed his speech.

Aides to Chirac said that French political leaders came out of the premises as a sign of protecting the French language, reports AP.

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