And of course, dumbass Stubb is totally for it, “just not yet”.
A deeper monetary union is a difficult issue for Finland’s current centre-right coalition government. Finance Minister Alexander Stubb has made it no secret that he is a strong supporter of the common currency, but he is still tentative about introducing a joint eurozone financial advisory – at least not yet.
“I think it is still too premature. I don’t see a real need for it at the moment,” Stubb said on Sunday.
Stubb points out that talk about a common eurozone finance ministry is highly reminiscent of earlier plans to instate an EU Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, a position since held by Catherine Ashton and Federica Mogherini.
“We have a Eurogroup President and actually two Commissioners in the EU Commission that handle eurozone matters, and this is a good model to work with at this point,” Stubb said.
The Finance Minister says Finland’s position on intensifying eurozone integration is “cautiously optimistic, if it proceeds step by step in a very pragmatic fashion and doesn’t take any big leaps towards a shared economic policy.”