Sunday

18th Feb 2018

Ticker

France pushes for top posts in eurozone reshuffle

France's president, Emmanuel Macron, is seeking to increase French influence in the eurozone, and aims to appoint his finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, to replace Dutch minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem as Eurogroup head, the Financial Times reported. France has also made clear its desire to head another body, known as the eurogroup working group, which prepares the ministers’ meetings. The two new eurozone appointments will have to be made by January.

Agenda

ECB, Budget, EU elections This WEEK

EU leaders will gather to begin talking about the 2019 election process and the post-2020 budget, while eurozone finance ministers will ponder choosing the next European Central Bank deputy chief.

Baltic states demand bigger EU budget

The leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania say in a joint letter that they are open to talks on creating "new own resources" for a bigger EU budget after the UK leaves the EU.

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  6. Journalist Deniz Yucel freed in Turkey
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