The statement came a day after the French government stepped firmly into the battle over its industrial jewel
Alstom, saying it favoured General Electric's bid over a rival joint offer from Germany's Siemens and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
News that hundreds of jobs are at risk in the region's industrial jewel
- the process sector - is deeply worrying.
Avio, which makes parts for the GE 787 Dreamliner engine used by Boeing and also counts engine-maker Rolls-Royce as one of its customers, is considered one of Italy's industrial jewels
and one of the most technologically advanced firms in its field.
He added that the French and Ger-r mans wouldn't allow one of their industrial jewels
to be taken lover by foreign competition, before sitting down to cheers from the Tory benches.
Firstly, because Airbus is a crucial part of not just the regional but also the national economy - it is one of the country's industrial jewels