November 30, 2017 / 1:40 PM / 18 days ago

Slovakia's Kazimir confirms candidacy for Eurogroup chair

PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said on Thursday he would be a candidate to replace Jeroen Dijsselbloem as the powerful head of euro zone finance ministers, the Eurogroup.

“Herewith I confirm that I put forward my candidacy for the #Eurogroup Presidency,” Kazimir said on Twitter.

“I see #Eurozone as engine of European #integration. Europe’s diversity is our strength – we’re one community and my ambition is to integrate euro ‘ins’ & ‘outs’, build bridges.”

Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Gareth Jones

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