Eurozone finance ministers pick the replacement for Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday (4 December), with four countries led by Portugal battling for the challenge of guiding the eurozone currency bloc through much needed reforms.
The chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, will announce on 1 December the names of those who applied to succeed him, but there are still no clear front-runners for the election that will happen three days later.
Europe can only overcome its national egotism and unite around a common cause when confronted with potentially disastrous crises, Peter Kažimír, state secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Finance, told EURACTIV.sk in an interview.
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