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Beyond Cyprus: Eurogroup President and MEPs Spar Over "Fiasco"

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Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and MEPs including Jean-Paul Gauzès (EPP Group) sparred over the Eurogroup`s handling of the Cyprus banking crisis. Gauzès accused Dijsselbloem of fanning people`s fear into Euro-scepticism.
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Footage Committee Economic and Monetary Affairs with Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem John off This was the classic `whodunit´, with Economic and Monetary Affairs MEPs pouncing on embattled Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem: Who lost Cyprus and what collateral damage to the rest of Europe and indeed the Eurozone itself, has been the result? Footage in hall John off Clearly on the defensive after having been called an "optimistic undertaker" by one MEP, Dijsselbloem repeated that depositors with savings under 100 thousand Euros were still safe from having their accounts raided to make up for banking shortfalls. But EPP MEP Jean-Paul Gauzes said the damage had been done. Footage in hall John off Clearly on the defensive after having been called an "optimistic undertaker" by one MEP, Dijsselbloem repeated that depositors with savings under 100 thousand Euros were still safe from having their accounts raided to make up for banking shortfalls. But EPP MEP Jean-Paul Gauzes said the damage had been done. Interview MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès EPP Group France And that fiasco, he says, has spread fear like wildfire far beyond Cyprus. Il a manifestement pas pris conscience, où ne a pas voulu, prendre conscience de la dimension politique de cet affaire, la façon dont á été annonce la position de l´Eurogroup au point de vu de la crise chypriote a été un véritable fiasco médiatique. Archive John off And that fiasco, he says, has spread fear like wildfire far beyond Cyprus. Interview MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès EPP Group France Regarding the banking union, I reminded the President of the Eurogroup that the Parliament, through its rapporteur who is presently the foreign minister of Spain, proposed in January and February 2010 a real banking union, with the same components we try to set today, but the Member States didn´t want it at that time. If we had done it in 2010 we would have saved three years and certainly avoided the Cyprus crisis. Francais Je pense que cette affaire-là a apporté de la défiance, de la crainte, chez ceux-là même qu'il n'était pas encore à table par l´euroscepticisme. Donc ça a contribué à accroitre le nombre de personnes qui nous posent à nous eurodéputés des questionnes très précises qui marquent bien leur craintes sur l´avenir de l'Europe et leur défiance a l´égard de cette institution. B-roll John off What all this has done has made Dijsselbloem´s louder calls for a fast banking union harder to hear above all the anger and recriminations. PTC Close John on This was the latest instalment of the ongoing battle between Parliament and the Eurogroup over restoring trust in Europe´s badly dented banking sector. The point of the Eurogroup, said MEPs again today, is that it needs to speak in one transparent voice, and fast. Find out more about the working of Parliament´s largest political force by going to eppgroup.eu. Thanks for looking in and see you again soon. Headline Beyond Cyprus -- Eurogroup President and MEPs spar over "fiasco" Description Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and MEPs including Jean-Paul Gauzès (EPP Group) sparred over the Eurogroup`s handling of the Cyprus banking crisis. Gauzès accused Dijsselbloem of fanning people`s fear into Euro-scepticism
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