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France Demands More From EU on Growth as U.S., China Race Ahead

  • The two finance ministers jointly present recovery fund plans
  • France will receive about 40 billion euros in grants
Olaf Scholz, left, and Bruno Le Maire hold a news conference on April 27.
Olaf Scholz, left, and Bruno Le Maire hold a news conference on April 27.Source: German Federal Ministry of Finance
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged the European Union to speed up disbursements from its flagship stimulus package after the Finnish government threw a potential wrench into the process of releasing the funds.