This video says about itself:
Vestager: Dijsselbloem‘s comments are “wrong”
22 March 2017
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager [from Denmark] skipped the European Commission’s “no comment on comments” policy to criticise Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s remarks about southern member states.
The acting Dutch finance minister said in an interview on Monday (20 March) that these countries spent their money “on booze and women” before asking for help. “I would not have said it, and I think it is wrong,” she said.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
European Social Democrats angry at Dijsselbloem
More and more European Social Democrats dissociate themselves from [Dutch Blairite] minister Dijsselbloem as chairman of the Eurogroup. They oppose his remark in an interview with [German daily] Frankfurter Allgemeine. The Social Democrats believe Dijsselbloem comments negatively on southern countries that receive financial support.
Leftist Prime Minister Costa of Portugal reacted unmistakably. He demands the departure of Dijsselbloem as chair of the Eurogroup; he calls Dijsselbloem a racist, xenophobic and a sexist.
The Social Democratic faction chair in the European Parliament Gianni Pittella and former Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi are also outraged by the statements made by Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The Italian fellow social democrats with Dijsselbloem also demand his resignation. …
President Stanishev [from Bulgaria] of the European Socialists and Democrats (PES) says Dijsselbloem in one sentence managed to offend many people in Southern and Northern Europe. His words are to Stanishev simply unacceptable.
“It’s a shame that a member of our political family, shortly before the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, says things that go against our common values of unity, respect and solidarity,” according to the declaration by Stanishev.
Social democrat parties, is their declline inevitable? Here.
USA: In an astonishing defense of dropping “death taxes” for individual estates worth more than $5.5 million, GOP Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley implied that people not currently affected by that tax are “spending every darn penny … on booze or women”: here.