Against the backdrop of Franco-German disagreements, German Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (FDP) has sought a common course in the crisis with his Parisian counterpart Bruno Le Maire. At the meeting in Paris on Thursday, both cited the fight against inflation as a top priority, as well as more targeted aid for distressed households and companies and a return to balanced public finances. Aid for companies should not lead to a distortion of competition between Germany and France, he said. On this French point of concern, Lindner said that this was not the German intention.
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