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The EU has proposed to change the format of economic assistance to troubled countries

The head of the eurozone finance ministers Council (Eurogroup) Jeroen Deysselblum proposed to put an end to the current format of the "troika" composed of the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission, and in the long term in a new way to organize the procedure to assist crisis countries.

"I think it is very appropriate if the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in the medium or long term to become a European IMF He should get a clear leadership role in future programs." - Curled Deysselblum in an interview with the German edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

According to him, so that the current structure of the "troika" will be eliminated in the future. "The ECB feels as a member of the" "increasingly uncomfortable, and I believe, not without reason," Three - curled it. Deysselblum also noted that the European Commission, there are other "important things" upon which to focus. In turn, the ESM should be "probresti professional competence, which today is only at the IMF", - he said.

Regarding the current program of aid to Greece Deysselblum called for the preservation of proven distribution of tasks. In addition, it expects that the IMF will make a decision to participate in the new program. He stressed that it would be "very good" if it happened before the summer.

The rapid completion of the second evaluation of the current reforms on the part of lenders Deysselblum considers highly unlikely. He suggested that the creditors will not be able to make significant progress in this matter and to the Eurogroup meeting in Malta in April.

In an interview Deysselblum touched and his future as the head of the Eurogroup. His term of office expires in January 2018 years. According to EU rules, the head of the Eurogroup should be a minister. Deysselblum said that the EU member states before the end of his term of office should clarify whether he should play the role of the head of the Eurogroup as the main office or are still part-time. He said that on this and on his personal future, he wants in the next month to talk with their colleagues.

A source: RIA News

Tags: EU, Economy, Eurozone