Hollande: eurogroup must be strengthened
AFP · 28 Aug 2012, 10:08
Published: 28 Aug 2012 10:08 GMT+02:00
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"I am proposing that the role of the eurogroup and its president be strengthened," Hollande told a gathering of French diplomats.
He said summits of eurozone leaders should be held "much more regularly" and "not only twice a year" to discuss eurozone economic policy.
He said the eurozone needed to implement the "necessary instruments of solidarity" to obtain "the pooling of debts" in the economic area.
He reiterated France's desire to see Greece remain in the eurozone, saying Athens "must take credible steps" to tackle its debt and that other Europeans "must understand" the efforts Greece is making.