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Germany calls for powerful EU budget commissioner

German finance minister Schaeuble Monday has said he wants the EU economics commissioner to be "as powerful" as the competition commissioner with the ability to alone reject EU member states' budgets, reports Les Echoes. The super commissioner should be able to reject a budget even after a national parliament vote.

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