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The Eurogroup in search of a new president

The Portuguese minister of Finance has created the surprise Tuesday, announcing that he would be leaving his position next week, June 15. A resignation which ha

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The Eurogroup in search of a new president

The Portuguese minister of Finance has created the surprise Tuesday, announcing that he would be leaving his position next week, June 15. A resignation which has implications at the european level since Mario Centeno chair since January 2018 the Eurogroup, the meeting of the Finance ministers of nineteen member States of the euro area.

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In reality, if starting shakes a little the political class to Lisbon, Mario Centeno will continue its mandate as the head of the Eurogroup - the role of the facilitator - up to his term, on 13 July. He will announce formally on Thursday at his colleagues gathered in a video conference.

the entourage of The Portuguese minister ensures that the person concerned had announced to his family his intention, long-standing, and minimizes tensions which have emerged in recent weeks with prime minister Antonio Costa.

Bruno The Mayor is not a candidate, says one at Bercy.

Mario Centeno wanted to serve a warrant, " says his entourage. He had agreed to be reappointed to the government after the re-election of Antonio Costa last fall, to take until the end of his mandate of two and a half years to the Eurogroup. Mario Centeno could run for the presidency of the Portuguese central bank, which should release soon.

The ministers of the euro zone will therefore have to elect one of their own to animate their group from the 13 July. Bruno The Mayor is not a candidate, says one at Bercy. The names of his colleagues in luxembourg Pierre Gramegna, Spanish Nadia Calvino and irish Paschal Donohoe are circulating as potential candidates. Paris has not yet made his choice among the candidates.

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