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Eurogroup set to reject Commission plans on finance minister - Dijsselbloem

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By Francesco GuarascioBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The outgoing president of the Eurogroup said on Thursday that euro zone finance ministers were likely to reject a European Commission proposal to create an EU finance minister combining the roles of commissioner and Eurogroup chair.The bloc's executive unveiled a package of measures aimed at strengthening the 19-country euro zone, including the creation of a European Minister of Economy and Finance who could take office at the end of 2019."I think the Eurogroup will insist on having its own chair," Jeroen Dijsselbloem told lawmakers in the European ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 17:27 IST