France must respect EU budget rules - Dijsselbloem


  • World
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France must meet EU budget targets or risk damaging the bloc's entire framework for policing countries' spending plans, the head of the Eurogroup said on Tuesday.

"I don't think small or larger countries should be treated differently ... It is crucial for the credibility of the whole fiscal framework that also France commits to it, both in fiscal terms and in reform terms," Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs meetings of euro zone finance ministers, told the European Parliament.

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