France ‘regrets’ Italy economy minister cancelling meeting

Paris (AFP) – French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday said he regretted a decision by his Italian counterpart Giovanni Tria to cancel talks between the pair in a bitter row over migrants.

“The trip was cancelled at the Italians’ request and we regret it,” Le Maire said, adding that he had “many important subjects to discuss with Mr Tria” ahead of a EU summit at the end of June.