France in hot water at EU finance meeting

After meeting his British counterpart Tony Blair in London on Thursday 11 September, French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin claimed a "common view" was emerging about the need not just to respect fiscal discipline but to go for growth as well.

Source: AFP

France was heading for troubled waters Friday at talks among EU finance ministers on the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore for its reluctance to heed the budget rules governing the 12-nation euro zone.

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