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Commissioner-designate Rehn stresses need for economic coordination and sound public finances in EP hearing.


Pursuing a co-ordinated EU strategy to overcome the economic crisis and establishing healthy public finances in the Member States are essential to ensure a sustainable basis for economic recovery in Europe.

That was the message from Commissioner-designate for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn at his 11 January parliamentary hearing. The three-hour Q&A session with the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee saw Mr Rehn broach a whole range of topics related to his prospective portfolio. He had already supplied a number of answers in writingpdf.

>> EP Hearing of Commissioner-designate Rehn of 11 January 2010

The European Parliament is due to hold its vote on the new Commission line-up on 26 January.