November 27, 2012 / 5:12 PM / 5 years ago

Hollande to discuss steel plant options with Mittal

France's President Francois Hollande waves as he arrives at the European Union (EU) council headquarters for an EU leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said before meeting the chief executive of steelmaker ArcelorMittal on Tuesday that their discussion would touch on the possibility of nationalising a steelmaking site temporarily to save jobs.

Asked during a news conference if the options to keep two threatened blast furnaces operational included a temporary nationalisation, Hollande replied: “That is among the subjects we are discussing.”

Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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