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