French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire Supports Nadia Calvino to Chair the Eurogroup
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said this morning that he will support Nadia Calvino in the afternoon to chair the Eurogroup.
The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, indicated a few hours before the ministerial conclave that he would support Nadia Calvino in the afternoon to chair the Eurogroup.
This confirms what several European sources had already pointed out to the Economist the day before, leaving Calvino closer to becoming the first woman to preside over the Eurogroup. Her main rival is Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Asked by journalists during a visit to a factory in the north of Paris, Le Maire indicated that he will support the Spanish because he has the qualities to preside over the meeting of the finance ministers of the euro zone, and because they share with Spain “the same will “to integrate the eurozone. And added that, if finally chosen, Calviño would become the first woman to preside over the Eurogroup, which is also an “important” milestone.
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In this way, and if the vote of the Maltese socialist Edward Scicluna is confirmed for the Spanish one, Calviño would need the support of two more ministers to reach the 10 supports required for the simple majority. The votes you already have are those of Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, in addition to your own.
The two countries that can be decisive in deciding the vote are Belgium and Lithuania.
With the support of France tied, European sources explain to this newspaper that the role that Paris and Berlin can play in the closing stages this afternoon may be decisive in tilting the election in favor of Calvino.
The vote will be secret and telematic, since the Eurogroup will meet by videoconference. The result could be known from 6 in the afternoon, and the winner will appear alongside the current president of the Eurogurpo, the Portuguese Mario Centeno, who will leave office on July 13.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire Supports Nadia Calvino to Chair the Eurogroup - /10
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said this morning that he will support Nadia Calvino in the afternoon to chair th