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Schaeuble warns against labelling France “sick man” of Europe

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned against calling France the “sick man” of Europe and admitted that Germany does not do everything right.

13th November, 2012
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Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, left, listens to Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, speak during their joint news conference at the European Union finance ministers meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned against calling France the “sick man” of Europe, saying the governments of the continent’s two largest economies shouldn’t criticise each other.

“I would warn against this constant calling one or the other the sick man or the sick woman,” Schaeuble told journalists in response to questions in Brussels. “We have trust in the policies of the French government.”

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