Parliament recalled for a second time to debate eurozone crisis
Thursday 26 July 2012
Parliament is recalling party finance specialists for the second time this summer recess to debate the financial situation in Greece and the rest of the eurozone, Nos television reports.
Two weeks ago, the finance spokesmen were recalled to debate the decision by eurozone finance ministers to lend Spain €30bn to help its banks.
The finance committee will meet on August 2 to debate the latest developments, Nos said.
MPs from the eurosceptic SP and PVV plus the staunchly pro-European D66 on Wednesday called for a debate on the latest developments in Greece and the eurozone.
'The problems facing Greece and Spain are becoming worse by the day,' Teun van Dijck of the anti-immigration PVV is quoted as saying. 'That justifies a finance committee debate this week.'
D66 parliamentarian Wouter Koolmees said he is concerned about the lack of ambition shown by European leaders. 'It is irresponsible to let this crisis drag on,' he told news agency ANP.