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6th Apr 2020

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Eurozone ministers fail to agree virus bailout

Eurozone finance ministers favoured opening the purse strings of the European Stability Mechanism, an anti-financial crisis fund, instead of issuing joint bonds as a way of soothing the economic fallout of the pandemic. But they did not agree either way in a two-hour videoconference on Tuesday, with the Netherlands and Germany opposed to bonds. "We still need more work," Mário Centeno, the EU's eurozone group chairman said.

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