Eurozone to become 'a great country' like US, says French minister

www.thelocal.fr | 10/13/2017 | Staff
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The remarks come as the EU emerges from a rocky period of rising nationalism and challenges to its unity.

Talks between the EU and Britain, which voted last year to secede, deadlocked in Brussels on Thursday, leaving future trade relations in doubt.

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"I think what we need within the Eurozone is more unity and more ambition,"Le Maire said during an event in Washington at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

"I don't want speak about the Eurozone. I want to speak about an economic continent," he added.

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Le Maire said Eurozone members should aim to mirror the cohesion of the United States.

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"We are not speaking about a dollar zone. We are speaking about the United States, which is a great country," said Le Maire.

"And I want tomorrow to speak about not the Eurozone but speak about Europe as a great country, with the great economy, with growth, with employment, with education, with investment and innovation."

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