i on europe

Icon

Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

Medvedev: Russia pledges to help euro

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

By SLOBODAN LEKIC

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian officials indicated Thursday that their country may offer more than the $10 billion it already has promised the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling euro currency.

Speaking at a news conference with EU President Herman van Rompuy and European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said: “We are ready to invest the necessary financial means to back the EU and the eurozone. We are ready to consider other measures of support.”

He didn’t elaborate, but Russian officials have said their country would offer up to $10 billion to the IMF to help support the euro. And Arkady Dvorkovich, a Medvedev economic adviser, indicated Thursday the total may be greater because Russia has a big economic stake in the EU, where a debt crisis is dragging down economies and the 17-nation eurozone.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE.

Advertisements

Filed under: Story links

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Don Melvin

Slobodan Lekic

Raf Casert

  • RT @AP_Travel: A dare: Skip the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome? Some strategies to beat overtourism in a crazed world of selfie st… 3 weeks ago
  • RT @SamLitzinger: My grandfather, John L. Litzinger, was wounded in WWI. I remember as a child being fascinated by the long scar on his arm… 3 weeks ago
  • Belleau Wood and what it meant for the United States 100 years ago. Turning point for a nation. My story wapo.st/2ksCNHz?tid=ss… 4 weeks ago
  • FIFA and VAR have a lot riding at the World Cup . Will the system to end refereeing scandal, somehow add to it?… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 month ago
  • RT @jackschickler: By my reckoning this is Day 3110 of the Greece crisis. On Day 1: - Britney Spears was at No. 1 - Ivanka Trump was just a… 1 month ago
%d bloggers like this: