Paris hit back Wednesday after the head of US tyremaker Titan mocked French workers for putting in only "three hours" a day, accusing the American of displaying "perfect ignorance".
US tyre manufacturer Goodyear's plant sign pictured in Amiens, northern France on February 7, 2013. The head of US tyremaker Titan has mocked French workers for putting in only "three hours" a day and said his company would be "stupid" to take over a troubled French factory.
Titan chief executive Maurice Taylor's incendiary remarks came as France's economy is struggling in the face of increasing global competition, with leading companies announcing thousands of job cuts in recent months.
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