Weak EU growth threat to recovery: UK's Brown

Weak economic growth in the European Union is threatening the "uneven and fragile" global recovery, British Treasury chief Gordon Brown said in comments published on Friday 10 September.

Brown criticised "continuing imbalances caused by divergent growth rates in the U.S., Europe and Japan."

"It is the weakness of European Union growth that lies at the root of the imbalances," wrote Brown, who is due to attend a meeting of European finance ministers on Friday 17 September in the Dutch seaside