Euro Group - Representation


On 15 April 2008 in Brussels, Juncker suggested that the eurozone should be represented at the International Monetary Fund as a bloc, rather than each member state separately: "It is absurd for those 15 countries not to agree to have a single representation at the IMF. It makes us look absolutely ridiculous. We are regarded as buffoons on the international scene." However Finance Commissioner Joaquin Almunia stated that before there is common representation, a common political agenda should be agreed. In January 2010 Juncker indicated that the Commission is to propose that the group become a member of the G20.

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