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Juncker wants EU finance minister, no separate euro budget or parliament

Reuters  |  STRASBOURG, France 

By Alastair MacdonaldSTRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Union should have a minister of economy and finance but no separate euro zone budget or parliament, the head of the European Commission said on Wednesday.Jean-Claude Juncker said such a minister should also be the chairman of all euro zone finance ministers and be accountable to the European Parliament.The minister would be in charge of economic and financial issues not only for the euro zone, but for all EU countries, Juncker said in a state of the union speech to the European Parliament.Creating a finance minister for the EU ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 18:47 IST