Reuters are, of course covering the European Council of Ministers summit here in Brussels and have come up with this rather typical snippet.
It appears that the French delegation were having a press conference,
"A French official said Chirac, Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy and Finance Minister Thierry Breton left the room when Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, head of the UNICE business group, spoke in "the language of business" -- English.
Chirac returned after Seilliere, former head of the French employers' federation, had finished and sat through another Frenchman, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, addressing the leaders in French".
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