June 23, 2012
Greece’s new finance minister was rushed to hospital today after fainting – as eurozone leaders agreed to push for a €130billion growth package at next week’s key European Union summit.
Vassilis Rapanos, 65, was taken to a private Athens hospital where he is undergoing tests and is likely to be under observation for at least two or three days.
The incident came as the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Rome to find a way to pull Europe out of its crippling debt crisis.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said the message the four leaders wanted to come out of next week’s EU summit is that the euro will survive.