Italy's Frattini Attacks France, Germany For `Pre-Cooked' Deals, FT Says

Italy Foreign Minister Franco Frattini criticized France and Germany for doing “pre-cooked” deals between them that they then present to the rest of the European Union “to be taken or left,” the Financial Times reported, citing an interview.

Frattini proposed the establishment of a “vanguard group” of the six largest EU countries to broaden the consultative process, the newspaper said.

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