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Bailed-out EU states ‘blew cash on wine, women and song’

The head of the eurozone finance ministers group rejected calls to resign last night after accusing southern European countries of wasting money “on booze and women”.The comments by Jeroen Dijsselbloem were criticised as racist, xenophobic and sexist by Antonio Costa, Portugal’s prime minister, who urged him to stand down. “Europe will only be credible as a common project on the day when Mr Dijsselbloem stops being head of the eurogroup and apologises clearly to all the countries and peoples that were profoundly offended by his remarks,” Mr Costa said.

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