[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

terça-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2017

Portugal scores again, landing Eurogroup presidency

Portuguese Finance minister Mário Centeno (in the centre), before the Eurogroup started on Monday.
Speaking to reporters after his election by the 19 finance ministers of the eurozone, the Harvard-educated economist portrayed himself as a consensus builder.

Centeno, described by former German Finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble as the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ of EU finance ministers, came first after several rounds of voting, ahead of Luxembourg’s Pierre Gramegna, Slovakia’s Peter Kazimir and Latvia’s Dana Reizniece-Ozola.

He will be the only Socialist among the holders of top EU presidencies.

Tusk reappointment highlights EPP monopoly of top posts

EU leaders will address the political imbalance at the Union’s helm this year as a “substantial” number are “unhappy” with the current distribution, Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat said today (9 March).

“It is an honour due to the relevance of the group, the quality of my colleagues, and the job we have to carry out over the next years”, Centeno said in his first press conference as Eurogroup president.


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