Actor Depardieu’s Belgium move "pathetic:" French prime minister

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Actor Depardieu speaks during news conference at Berlinale International Film Festival in BerlinPARIS (Reuters) – Actor Gerard Depardieu's decision to establish residency in Belgium, which does not have a wealth tax, by buying a house just over the border with France is "pathetic" and unpatriotic, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. Depardieu has become the latest wealthy Frenchman after luxury magnate Bernard Arnault to look for shelter outside his native country following a series of tax hikes by Socialist President Francois Hollande. "Going just over the border, I find that fairly pathetic," Ayrault said on France 2 television. … USA, LLC