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Report: Dutch minister says eurobonds no solution Report: Dutch minister says eurobonds no solution The Associated Press BERLIN BERLIN (AP) — The Netherlands' finance minister is urging Germany to hold firm in its opposition to eurozone-wide government bonds — which he argues would have "perverse" effects. But Jan Kees de Jager was quoted Sunday in an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel as indicating that his country might be open to increasing the existing €440 billion ($633 billion) eurozone rescue fund. De Jager said so-called eurobonds "are not the solution" to the debt crisis and argued that, by reducing interest rates for troubled countries, they would "induce governments to run up more debts instead of saving." He added: "I call that perverse." The German government has led opposition to eurobonds and De Jager said he expects Berlin to stick to its position.