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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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