France calls for joint euro zone econ policy -German media

BERLIN, Dec 22 (BestGrowthStock) – France wants all 16 euro zone
governments and any other interested European Union members to
coordinate their economic policy more closely in the future,
Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told a German newspaper.
“The crisis showed us that it is not sufficient to limit
public debt as foreseen in the Maastricht Treaty. Ireland stuck
to these criteria and finds itself nevertheless in difficulty,”
Lagarde said in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

“The EU must not look just at the budgets, it must monitor
how the economies in the member states develop.”

Lagarde also rejected the idea of issuing joint euro zone
bonds before there is a joint economic policy.
(Reporting by Christiaan Hetzner; Editing by Susan Fenton)

France calls for joint euro zone econ policy -German media