Latvia finance minister applies for Eurogroup presidency: Report

Latvia finance minister applies for Eurogroup presidency: Report

Latvia's Finance Minister Reizniece-Ozola listens during an interview in Riga
Latvia's Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola listens during an interview in Riga Feb 6, 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Ints Kalnins)

RIGA: Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola applied for the position of Eurogroup president on Thursday (Nov 30), two Latvian sources told Reuters.

Reizniece-Ozola, 36, is expected to be one of several candidates for the key European post that is being vacated by Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno is seen as a leading contender. Slovakia's Peter Kazimir is also mulling an application, according to sources in Bratislava.

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday and euro zone finance ministers are expected to make a final decision at a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Source: Reuters/zl

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