September 7, 2017 / 11:57 AM / 10 months ago

Macron says euro zone budget, finance minister must remain goal of integration

ATHENS, Sept 7 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s proposal for a European Monetary Fund (EMF) but stressed the ultimate goal should remain a euro zone budget.

“We should head towards a European Monetary Fund but this should in no way be mixed up with a (euro zone) budget,” Macron said during a visit to Athens.

Macron praised Greece’s austerity reforms and reiterated his call for an easing of the Greek debt burden. (Reporting by Michel Rose, Editing by Richard Lough)

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