EU presidency blasts US recovery plans as ‘way to hell’


STRASBOURG (AFP) – The European Union’s Czech presidency Wednesday blasted US plans to spend trillions of dollars to revive its economy as a “way to hell”, before downplaying the remark to avert a diplomatic crisis.

Outgoing Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told lawmakers at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that “the United States is not on the right path” with its costly plans to jump start the world’s biggest economy.

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