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Airbus parent EADS on Wednesday made its long-awaited announcement on the future of the European plane-maker. The response was swift, with workers in Germany and France walking off the job.
Turns out, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin was right. Last week he had ruffled feathers in Germany by saying that Airbus planned to cut 10,000 jobs -- and fueled fears that the Germans were going to get the short end of the stick when it came to the Airbus restructuring program.