Hollande and Monti agree on need to spur growth

President François Hollande held his first bilateral meeting with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, reaching a common approach to the debt crisis.

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The Italian and French leaders on Thursday found common ground on how to confront Europe’s worsening debt crisis, emphasizing that budget discipline should not come at the expense of economic growth and calling for a region-wide move to boost market confidence, reports The Washington Post.