Merkel to meet Valls on growth

Joseph Millis
FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday said he would meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Ger­m­any next weekend to discuss growth.

He said: “Growth is too weak in Europe. We need to stop austerity policies and do everything to encourage investment.”

His visit comes two weeks after his sacked economics minister Arnaud Montebourg said that Germany was “imposing” austerity on Europe.