Top man to head EU fi­nan­cial ser­vices

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BRUS­SELS: For mer French for­eign min­is­ter Michel Barnier will take charge of the Euro­pean Union’s in­ter nal mar­ket and have re­spon­si­bil­ity for fi­nan­cial ser­vices, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion sources said yes­ter­day.

They said Jose Manuel Bar­roso, pres­i­dent of the ex­ec­u­tive Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, would name Barnier as part of the 27-mem­ber lead­er­ship team which will try to re­vive Europe’s econ­omy and in­crease the EU’s global in­flu­ence.

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