Benelux lands hope for joint IMF seat: FD

The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg are hoping to reach agreement on a joint Benelux seat on the revamped International Monetary Fund board, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Tuesday, quoting inside sources.

G20 ministers have agreed that Europe should give up two of its nine seats on the board to developing countries, and the Dutch seat is one of those under threat. Belgium and Luxemburg already share a position.
If the Benelux bid fails, the Netherlands also has the option of joining up with Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the paper says.

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