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Euro zone ministers upset by broken French budget promises

Sep 12 2014

MILAN France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy.

Euro zone ministers upset by broken French budget promises

Sep 12 2014

MILAN France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy. | Video

Euro zone output jumps more than expected in July

Sep 12 2014

MILAN Euro zone industrial output jumped twice as much as expected in July, breaking a two month trend of contraction and raising hopes that the single currency area may start growing again in the third quarter after stalling in the previous three months.

France to come under pressure for breaking budget promises

Sep 11 2014

MILAN Italy France will come under pressure from its euro zone peers on Friday to do more to keep its budget promises, diplomats said, after Paris said on Wednesday it would delay cutting its deficit by two more years.

France to come under pressure for breaking budget promises

Sep 11 2014

MILAN Italy France will come under pressure from its euro zone peers on Friday to do more to keep its budget promises, diplomats said, after Paris said on Wednesday it would delay cutting its deficit by two more years.

New EU economy team to seek policy middle-ground

Sep 10 2014

BRUSSELS The new European Commission will spread responsibility for key economic issues over three top officials with different economic views, in what critics say could mean policy deadlock but advocates see as a route to compromise.

New EU economy team to seek policy middle-ground

Sep 10 2014

BRUSSELS The new European Commission will spread responsibility for key economic issues over three top officials with different economic views, in what critics say could mean policy deadlock but advocates see as a route to compromise.

ECB, Eurogroup presidents warn economic reform needs hard work

Sep 04 2014

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT The leaders of the European Central Bank and the euro zone finance ministers' group told governments on Thursday the only way to get their economies growing was to make them more competitive.

ECB, Eurogroup presidents warn economic reform needs hard work

Sep 04 2014

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT The leaders of the European Central Bank and the euro zone finance ministers' group told governments on Thursday the only way to get their economies growing was to make them more competitive.

Euro zone must reform, says eurogroup head in nod to Draghi

Sep 04 2014

BRUSSELS Euro zone governments must push ahead with structural reforms and should not rely on the European Central Bank to fix the economy, the chairman of the bloc's finance ministers said on Thursday.

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