FEATURE-France faces long road to improve competitiveness

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* Sarkozy's government mulls tax, possible labour reform * Economists say only tough steps will raise competitiveness * Doubts that France is willing to touch sacred cows By Daniel Flynn BATILLY, France, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In a cavernous factory in eastern France, a giant robot arm sprays golden sparks into the air as it welds together a van chassis then lifts it along a production line turning out a vehicle every two minutes. The state-of-the-art Renault plant at Batilly in ...

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