UK, France and Germany to co-ordinate econ policy

In an interview with French daily Le Figaro, French finance minister Nicolas Sarkozy has said that France, Germany and the UK are ready to include common measures in their national budgets to become more co-ordinated economically.

Sarkozy said, "Europe, today has a common market, a common currency and a common central bank but, alas, there is no common economic policy".

"For the next budget, I have proposed to my [European] partners that we should take together new initiatives which will allow