Dijsselbloem to seek second term as Eurogroup chair
Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has formally put forward his candidacy for a second term as chairman of the Eurogroup, the group of Eurozone finance ministers. Dijsselbloem previously mentioned he would like to remain in his position and visited several European capitals to garner support for his candidacy. For his reappointment, he must receive support from the 18 Eurozone members. That would allow Dijssebloem to remain chairman for the next four years. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both previously indicated they have no objection to Dijsselbloem's reappointment. His work in his current term is generally positively evaluated for his decisive action and dedication to preserving the Eurozone.