France will suggest to its partners a 300 billion Euros plan to help the banking businesses, European governmental sources declared for AFP. The plan presentation is expected on Saturday, when French president Nicolas Sarkozy convoked a meeting of four G7 member states (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), along with the European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso, the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the European Central Bank president, Jean-Claude Trichet.
A spokesman for the German Finance minister firmly denied the possibility to accept such a proposal: "Germany sees nothing good in this plan", he said for AFP.
In an interview to be published on Thursday by the German daily Handelsblatt, the French Economy Minister pleads in favor of creating an European aid fund designed to prevent the possible problems of the banking system.
On the other hand, White House officials claimed on Wednesday that the entire planet should reunite in order to improve the international regulations, in order to prevent further events similar to the ongoing crisis on the financial market.
White House spokesman Tony Fratto declared, when asked about the strengthening of banking surveillance systems, that better international regulations are preferred to more strict regulations. "Better and more efficient" was the key phrase in defining the steps than need to be taken.
Meanwhile, the French Economy Minister firmly denied the rumors on a possible 300 billion Euros aid for the banking system, claiming that sources of the rumors aren’t French. EC sources say that the suggestion may, in fact, come from Holland, yet the information was denied by the Dutch Finance Minister's spokesman.