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Italy, France hit back at Merkel (Amended)

They tell her to focus on Germany's own economic woes instead of lecturing other EU nations

Mrs Merkel had urged Italy and France to enact more measures ahead of a European Commission ruling on whether their budgets conform with the bloc's deficit and debt rules.


ITALY and France have expressed irritation with a call from Chancellor Angela Merkel for them to do more to bring their budgets into line with EU rules, telling the German leader to focus on her own economic woes instead of lecturing others.

In an interview with German daily