French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he is drafting a small-business law for the armaments and defense industry, Les Echos reported today citing an interview.
Le Drian also said he supports the creation of a “golden share,” or a veto right for the state, in French defense industries, the newspaper said.
The minister added that the state would go ahead with a 1 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) contract for Thales SA (HO) to replace the army’s radios after the previous administration’s Finance Ministry opposed it, the news paper said.
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