WASHINGTON, March 29 U.S. Treasury Secretary
Jack Lew will travel to Europe in early April, his second
international trip since taking office a month ago, to discuss
recent deterioration in the euro zone and prospects for boosting
global economic growth.
Lew will travel to Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin on April
8-9 to meet with the leaders of the European Council and the
European Commission as well as European Central Bank chief Mario
Draghi, among others, the Treasury said on Friday.
He will hold "discussions with his counterparts on economic
developments in Europe and policies to boost global growth and
promote financial stability," the Treasury said in a statement.
The euro zone crisis flared up again recently after a
bailout of Cyprus' banks hit despositors for the first time
since the crisis started, raising fears of contagion and
possible bank runs.