The conduct of a eurozone’s financial ministers has been criticised for observant that southern European countries blew their income on “drinks and women”.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a Dutch financial apportion who leads a group, done a comments in an talk on Monday with German journal Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).
“During a predicament of a euro, the countries of a north have shown solidarity with countries influenced by a crisis,” he said.
“As a Social Democrat, we charge well-developed significance to solidarity.
“But we also have obligations.
“You can't spend all a income on drinks and women and afterwards ask for help.”
Inside a European parliament, MEPs incited on Mr Dijsselbloem on Tuesday, job his remarks “insulting” and “vulgar”.
Gabriel Mato, a Spanish MEP, pronounced a remarks were “absolutely unacceptable” and an “insult” to southern member states – claiming he had mislaid his neutrality as financial chief.
Ernest Urtasun, another Spanish MEP, said: “Maybe this is humorous for you, though we don’t consider it is. we would like to know if this is your initial matter as a claimant to replenish your post as boss of a eurogroup.”
Mr Dijsselbloem’s tenure ends subsequent year, and he is believed to be deliberation using for re-election.
He attempted to brush off a criticism, revelation a MEPs: “Don’t be offended.”
He afterwards attempted to puncture himself out of a hole by observant all countries had unsuccessful to defend a financial manners set by a EU.