Bundesbank's Weber to discuss deficit with Eichel

Bundesbank President Axel Weber said he will meet with German Finance Minister Hans Eichel on Friday to discuss ways to avoid violating European Union budget rules for a fourth straight year in 2005.

``I will discuss ways with him about how the stability pact can be adhered to and especially the chance to get back below the 3 percent limit by 2005,'' Weber, 47, said at a press conference in Frankfurt. ``I will communicate to him the absolute priority'' that should be given to adhering to the b