Aid for French carmakers 'conditional on bringing home activity'

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Monday said emergency government aid for the country's carmakers, an industry severely hit by the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, is conditional to them bringing certain manufacturing activity home to France from abroad.

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France plans to attach strings to any injection of public money into its crisis-hit automotive industry, with the repatriation of manufacturing a top priority, reports The Detroit News.