Argentina union officials, France union officials?


Senior Member

I have found the sentence:

The chief executive officer of LAN Airlines will pay a $75,000 fine to settle charges that he authorized improper payments to Argentina union officials to persuade them to ease their demands in a labor dispute, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

here LAN Airlines CEO settles U.S. civil charges over improper payments

For some reason I would not say 'France union officials' or 'Germany union officials'. Can I use the phrase with any country or is there any rule?
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I would always use an adjective if one exists: Argentine or Argentinian. There are a few possible exceptions, like Singapore or Hong Kong.
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