BERLIN Jan 18 German Finance Minister Wolfgang
Schaeuble is an enthusiastic supporter of Dutch Finance Minister
Jeroen Dijsselbloem's bid for the chairmanship of the Eurogroup
of euro zone finance ministers, Schaeuble's spokeswoman said on
"Our minister has backed the Dutch candidate very positively
since the start of the year. We're confident a joint decision
will be reached on Monday," said spokeswoman Marianne Kothe.
Ministers are expect to decide on Monday who will replace
outgoing chairman Jean-Claude Juncker. Kothe said she did not
know of any candidates other than frontrunner Dijsselbloem.