Juncker confirmed as Mr Euro

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was named on Friday 10 September as the first "Mr Euro", a political figurehead to represent the 12-nation eurozone.

Juncker will serve as the chairman of euro group meetings for two years from January 1, Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm said after eurozone ministers agreed on the post at talks Friday.

Austrian Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser will act as Juncker's deputy for 18 months, Zalm said.

Mr Juncker is jointly leader and finance ministe