Brexit: Safran supports Remain

A few days before the Brexit referendum, which will be held tomorrow, on June 23rd, Safran alongside 33 French leading companies signed a plea* for the UK to remain in the European Union: “Please, British friends, remain!”

All of the French major groups who signed the paper have been strongly established in the UK for decades, and they are calling the British citizens to vote for remain as they argue that the country's economic attractiveness will decrease if the UK loses access to the common market: "Our companies invest in the UK and employ thousands all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in every walk of life […].Today's jobs and tomorrow's investment – and hence future jobs – depend on the EU being firmly and lastingly anchored within the single market."

As a conclusion, they quoted Jacques Brel, the beloved singer of the French: "Please don't leave. From your French friends".

 

*This paper was published on Tuesday, June 21st in 4 different newspapers: The Sun, The Telegraph, The Times and Metro UK

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Airbus, Air France-KLM, Axa, BNP Paribas, Bouygues, BPCE, Covea, Danone, Dassault, Engie, Eutelsat, Faurecia, Fives, Iliad, Ingenico, International SOS, Ipsen, JCDecaux, Michelin, Orange, Pierre Fabre, Publicis, Radiall, Saint-Gobain, Scor, Société Générale, Solvay, Technicolor, Technip, Thales, Valeo, Vallourec and Vinci also signed the plea.