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EU Must Get Authority to Reform Economies, Volkskrant Reports

October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The European Commission should get the authority to force European Union states to reform their economies if that is needed to solve economic problems and prevent contagion, De Volkskrant reported today, citing a letter in the newspaper from Maxime Verhagen, the Minister of Economic Affairs.

The Dutch government will send a letter to parliament explaining the proposal, the newspaper said without saying where it obtained the information.

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