The French government has indicated it may not stick to its savings targets for next year. Paris cited continuously low inflation in the country, which it claimed made a reorientation rather likely.
The International Monetary Fund has says it is worried about its bailout program for Ukraine not being enough to meet its targets. The lender noted that fighting in the east of the country had caused massive costs.
Slovakia has opened a pipeline that is able to deliver gas from the EU to Ukraine as Kyiv grapples with Russian supply cuts ahead of the winter. The EU said a reverse-flow mechanism had been put into place.