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Unions and local politicians reacted angrily to the news, with metalworkers briefly occupying the furnaces, and canada goose black friday sale other employees staging sympathy action at two other ArcelorMittal sites.

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Asked about the deal, Ayrault told the Senate that the government had achieved its goals. will be no lay offs: that was the objective we had set for ourself.

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A survey by pollster OpinionWay underscored a loss of faith in the government, with 76 percent of respondents saying they did not believe it could keep ArcelorMittal to its promises.

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Michel Liegbott, a Socialist lawmaker for the surrounding Moselle region, told BFM canada goose clearance television that the government had broken its commitments with regard to Florange.

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ArcelorMittal had agreed to invest 180 million euros ($235 million) in Florange and keep the furnaces in working order so they could be used if its application to use the site for the ULCOS project was successful.

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A European Commission spokesman confirmed on Thursday it had received written notification from ArcelorMittal that it had decided to withdraw its bid to technical difficulties

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