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"I'm going to have to live for months with the impatience of the people," Macron said. (Photo: EC - Audiovisual Service/Photo: Mauro Bottaro)

Macron calls for powerful eurozone budget

The eurozone should have a sizeable budget of its own and play a more muscular role in the global economy, French president Emmanuel Macron has said.

He also said French labour reforms would create jobs and pledged a tough line on Russia in a wide-ranging interview in French magazine Le Point, published on Thursday (31 August).

Macron said the new euro budget shoul...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

"I'm going to have to live for months with the impatience of the people," Macron said. (Photo: EC - Audiovisual Service/Photo: Mauro Bottaro)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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