Eurogroup meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Eurogroup, and Joaquín Almunia
Following the Eurogroup meeting, Joaquín Almunia, member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Eurogroup, expressed concern about rising inflation and cautioned against wage rises, during a joint press conference.
They acknowledged the impact of soaring oil and food prices on low-income earners, and said that it is up to public budgets to react.
In relation with golden handshakes, Jean-Claude Juncker said that they are a scandalous and added that a solution must be find at European level. SHOTLIST