July 17, 2020 / 6:53 PM / 23 days ago

French PM Castex: It is "essential" to reach deal at EU recovery plan summit

FILE PHOTO: French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech unveiling government policy in the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Friday that it was “essential” that European Union leaders meeting for summit talks in Brussels reach a deal on a multi-billion euro recovery plan for the European Union.

“A deal is essential in view of the gravity of the situation,” Castex told France 2 television.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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