October 9, 2019 / 12:38 PM / 14 days ago

Euro zone budget closer than ever before - Scholz

FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - The governments of the euro zone are closer than ever before to establishing a budget for the euro zone, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday.

“We’re attempting to find a consensus that brings all members together,” he said upon arrival at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg. “We have never been as close to a deal as today. Still you never know for certain if it will work.”

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Martin

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