French President Emmanuel Macron, concerned that a divisive discussion over eurozone reform might undermine his broader European agenda, has begun prioritizing other areas of EU cooperation, French officials say.
Portuguese Finance minister Mário Centeno became on Monday the new president of the Eurogroup as he promised to bring consensus across the aisle to strengthen the eurozone.
France’s Economy and Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that the priority should be eurozone integration before accepting new members, as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker defended this week.
Acting Dutch finance minister, Jeroen Dijssselbloem will continue as Eurogroup President until the end of his mandate in January despite the parties in his country are close to forming a coalition government, after the arduous talks held since the elec...
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem came under fire today (27 April) during the European Parliament’s plenary session because of his role in the Greek bailout programme and his comments about Southern European member states.
A new president of the Eurogroup could be elected by the summer break, as the controversy surrounding Jeroen Dijsselbloem has almost put paid to any chance he had of completing his mandate once a new Dutch government is formed.
Acting Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said yesterday (20 March) that he would have a discussion with his eurozone colleagues about his continuation as Eurogroup president, following the electoral debacle of his party in The Netherlands.