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Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014

Mario Draghi’s German problem

BERLIN/FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – In early October, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure paid a discreet visit to the Chancellery in Berlin to express concerns about rising criticism of the bank from German politicians.

The Frenchman, one of ECB President Mario Draghi’s closest allies in Frankfurt, hoped for reassurances that the bank bashing, led by Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, would stop.

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Oct 20, 2014

Germany, France to seek deal on investment, reforms

BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Germany and France sought to
paper over deep differences about how to bolster a faltering
European economy, promising on Monday to unveil joint proposals
on strengthening investment and competitiveness by early

They committed themselves to a Dec. 1 deadline but it was
not clear the two countries’ finance and economics ministers had
come any closer on the substance of how to reduce France’s
budget deficit, reform its labour market or relaunch investment
in Germany.

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      "I run the Reuters news operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland based in Berlin, and write regularly about German politics and European economic issues. I've reported from over 20 countries for Reuters since joining in the mid-1990s, including stints in Paris, London and New York."
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