French call for a weaker euro

France’s ruling Socialists yesterday called for a weaker euro and changes to EU rules on budget deficits, accusing the centre-right governments of Britain and Germany of creating economic hardship across the European Union. At a conference on Europe, Francois Hollande’s party adopted a policy paper that toned down earlier attacks on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, giving some relief to the French president as he seeks to ease tensions with Berlin.