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Germany dismisses Hollande's economic growth appeal

Published on Aug 6, 2014 7:46 PM

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh call from French President Francois Hollande to do more to promote economic growth in Europe, saying it was already pulling its weight.

Asked about comments made by the French leader this week calling for "stronger support of growth" by Germany, a government spokeswoman said Berlin saw "no reason" to change tack.

"Germany is already an important or even the most important growth engine in the eurozone," the spokesman, Christiane Wirtz, told reporters.

"Which is why these rather general comments coming from Paris give the German government no reason to make any corrections to its economic policy."

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