26 Mar '11, 1pm

www.FinlandVIP.com EU's Rehn eyes Finland's presidency in summer: HELSINKI - EU MONETARY affairs commissioner Ol...

www.FinlandVIP.com EU's Rehn eyes Finland's presidency in summer: HELSINKI - EU MONETARY affairs commissioner Ol...

EU Monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn said he would decide in the summer whether to join the race for Finland's presidency. -- PHOTO: REUTERS HELSINKI - EU MONETARY affairs commissioner Olli Rehn, who has a central role in tackling the euro zone debt crisis, said on Saturday he would decide in the summer whether to join the race for Finland's presidency. Finland will hold presidential elections in 2012 to find a successor to current president Tarja Halonen and opinion polls have put Mr Rehn as the second most popular potential contender. 'Some actions needed to beat this euro area debt crisis will be put in their tracks by the summer,' Mr Rehn, a Centre party politician, said in an interview with Finnish public broadcaster YLE. 'During the summer I will consider the (candidacy) issue thoroughly and ... in the autumn I will say what is my opinion.' European leaders agr...

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