Dutch reject Van Rompuy's eurozone report as 'insufficient'
Tuesday 16 October 2012
The report by EU president Herman van Rompuy on further economic and political integration in Europe offers 'insufficient basis' for the responsible introduction of a European banking system, according to the Dutch government.
European affairs minister Ben Knapen has sent a briefing to MPs outlining the Dutch position on the report, unveiled by Van Rompuy last Friday.
'The Netherlands sees banking union as a long-term aim... which can only be introduced under strict conditions,' Knapen said. These conditions are not included in the report.
Van Rompuy's report will be discussed at a summit in Brussels this week but no decisions will be taken before the December summit, the NRC said.
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