Pittella: S&D Bureau calls on Dijsselbloem to resign

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup

Following a meeting of the S&D Group bureau today, Group President Gianni Pittella said:

"We would have expected a clear apology from Dijsselbloem after his statement that was both shameful and impossible to misinterpret.

"This confirms Dijsselbloem is unfit to be president of the Eurogroup. Following today's bureau meeting of the S&D Group, we call on Dijsselbloem to resign from his office. The Eurogroup deserves a new progressive president."