Juncker hits out over IMF successor
Tuesday 17 May 2011 - by Andrew Hickley
Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker has hit out at certain European governments for discussing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's potential successor, before he has resigned.
Spokesmen for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Belgian finance minister Didier Reynders had reportedly used the event to call for a European to continue as managing director of the fund. The IMF is yet to have a managing director from outside the continent.
"I didn't like the pictures I have seen on the TV this morning, it was deeply saddening," Juncker added.
"But Mr. Strauss-Kahn is in the hands of American justice and it is not up to us to comment. But it makes me deeply, deeply sad."
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