UK should stop ‘sitting back’ in EU, says Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president wants UK to play a stronger role if Brexit is rejected on 23 June

One of the eurozone’s most senior figures has called on Britain to lead in Europe and go beyond defending the interests of the City of London.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup, wants the UK to play a stronger role to make the European Union a success if Britain votes to stay in the 23 June referendum.

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