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Plan proposed to counter EU 'stagnation'

Economists offer trade-off between French labour market shake-up and German infrastructure investment boost

STRAIGHT TALK: Europe cannot afford to disappoint again, neither economically nor politically, say Mr Enderlein (left) and Mr Pisani-Ferry.


WARNING that Europe risks a "stagnation trap", leading French and German economists have proposed reforms and investments to revive growth in the eurozone's two biggest economies, but Berlin swiftly dismissed a key proposal to boost its public investment.

Henrik Enderlein, of