France to Seek Coordination With U.S. on Pandemic Stimulus Plans

Jan. 21, 2021, 8:28 PM

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he will seek to coordinate European and U.S. fiscal stimulus efforts in talks as soon as next week, indicating unease with President Joe Biden’s plans for a massive $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan.

“The U.S. has just announced significant sums to stimulate its economy - it’s good to coordinate the U.S., European and French recovery plans,” Le Maire said on French television channel LCI Thursday.

The European economy faces growing uncertainty amid the resurgence of the pandemic in recent weeks with several countries moving to impose tough lockdowns to contain the ...

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