Bank of France denies euro printing problems

The Bank of France on Mar 5, 2001 denied a senior politician's claim that France might not print its full quota of euro banknotes by the time the single currency goes into circulation on January 1, 2002.

The head of the National Assembly's Economic Affairs Committee said the printing plant producing the 2.5 billion euro banknotes assigned to France was running behind schedule due in part to what he termed "risky technological choices".

"Today, unfortunately, we note that the production programm