Mario Monti says France has become 'big problem' for Europe

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Former Italian PM said French economic decline and a rise in Eurosceptism and populism weakens Franco-German 'entente' and therefore the EU.

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France has become Europe’s “big problem”, according to the former prime minister of Italy, who warned that anti-Brussels sentiment and the rise of populism in the Gallic nation threatened to blow the bloc’s Franco-German axis apart, reports The Telegraph.