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Portugal’s Cabral Says Dijsselbloem Resignation Is Best for EU

  • Dutch minister says he won’t step down from Eurogroup post
  • EU should focus on good results in Brexit talks, Cabral says
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Portuguese Minister Says Brexit Can't Be Only EU Agenda

Portugal’s Economy Minister Manuel Caldeira Cabral said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, whose Dutch party lost elections this month, should quit as chairman of the European finance ministers’ group after his comments about the duties of nations getting aid were deemed offensive.

"It would be the best thing for Europe and the best thing he could do," Cabral said in a Bloomberg Television interview from the Boao Forum for Asia, an annual conference on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. "He just lost an election and I think he should not be trying to blame others for his own failures."