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A few years ago, somebody (who didn't know me very well) told me I should apply for a job as a lobbyist in Brussels for a multinational corporation (let's say the biggest American mainframe computers manufacturing company...). The job description was very explicit: the only objective was to lobby the European institutions in order to bring "business friendly" changes to the European law, mainly labour laws. Needless to say I didn't apply! 2 years later, I met the head of this company's lobbying department and the guy who had been recruited: the discussion that followed vindicated what I had understood...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 01:33:31 AM EST
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