EU Finance Talks End

The European finance meetings ended Saturday with very little progress on the debt crisis after two days of talks in Wroclaw, Poland. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who attended Friday, urged Germany to provide more fiscal stimulus to the euro zone. Geithner’s suggestion was ultimately rejected, with the Austrian finance minister saying he “found it peculiar that even though Americans have significantly worse fundamental data than the euro zone, they tell us what we should do.” Meanwhile, the Greek finance minister on Saturday said the talk of a debt default for his debt-strapped country was “ridiculous,” saying an “organized attack by speculators” comes “every weekend.”