Call for Stricter Controls European Commissioner Wants Greater Say in National Budgets

The crisis in Greece could have dramatic consequences for other European countries that have adopted the euro. EU finance commissioner Olli Rehn wants to secure a greater say in Brussels in the budget policies of member states. In a newspaper interview, he speaks of a "common fate in the currency union."
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Olli Rehn of Finnland: "We have learned a lesson about the lack of economic cooperation."

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Olli Rehn of Finnland: "We have learned a lesson about the lack of economic cooperation."

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