EU needs stronger common energy policy, Giorgetti tells Lindner

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ROME (Reuters) - The European Union needs a stronger common energy policy and strategy, Italy's new Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti told his German counterpart Christian Lindner in a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday.

Next week Giorgetti is due to meet his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire, Giorgetti's office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Agnieszka Flak, editing Federico Maccioni)