Kazimir: I’m Interested in Becoming Eurogroup Chairman

Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir. (Photo by TASR)

Brussels, November 6 (TASR) – Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) at a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday confirmed that he’s interested in running for the post of chairman of the eurozone finance ministers group, although his bid still isn’t official.

The vote is scheduled for December and is aimed at finding a replacement for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, with the new Eurogroup chief set to assume the post in January.

“We’re due to hold talks within the political family of socialists and social democrats, of which I’m member,” said Kazimir.

Another figure being considered among the socialists for the post is Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno.

Meanwhile, the European People’s Party, which is the strongest entity in the European Parliament, won’t put forward a candidate, as it’s already taken all key posts in the EU.