FLYING DUTCHMAN: Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is drawing support to become the leader of Eurogroup, which conducts the regular meetings of the 17 eurozone finance ministers as they deal with a regional financial crisis.
AN ENDORSEMENT: The outgoing chairman of the Eurogroup, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, said Friday that Dijsselbloem (DIE-sell-bloom) would be a good candidate for the job. Germany has also spoken well of him,
THE STAKES: Netherlands has over the past three years mostly sided with Germany and other northern European states in pushing for tough rules and conditions in exchange for bailouts for financially weaker countries, mostly in the south.
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