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Netherlands’ De Jager Says Euro Crisis Talks Will Be Tough

October 21, 2011

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said a meeting today of euro area finance chiefs “will be tough and the situation is serious.”

“We really need to step up efforts, make extra reforms, extra cuts and strict agreements on budgets,” he told reporters before the meeting.

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