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French finance minister slams 'doom-mongers'

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French finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, lashed out at "doom-mongers" predicting his country's economic demise, telling Thursday's Financial Times that "one can be French and take fiscal consolidation seriously." 

French finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, answers questions at the French National Assembly in Paris, on January 22, 2014

France has reacted with indignation to a series of reports in publications including Newsweek and British business daily City AM that warned the country is on the edge of an economic catastrophe unless President Francoise Hollande implements sweeping reforms to improve competitiveness and reduce the role of government in the economy.

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