Obama, Monti agree Europe ought to "intensify" growth: White House

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Posted: May 15, 2012 6:28 PM
Obama, Monti agree Europe ought to "intensify" growth: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Tuesday discussed the need for Europe to do more to boost growth, speaking ahead of a weekend meeting of Group of Eight (G8) leaders at Camp David, Maryland, the White House said.

Obama and Monti "discussed the current economic situation in Europe and agreed on the need to intensify efforts to promote growth and job creation," the White House said in a readout of their telephone call.

(Reporting By Alister Bull)