German finance minister hospitalised in Brussels: ministry

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was hospitalised Sunday in Brussels due to an allergic reaction to medication and is not taking part in crisis talks to protect the eurozone, his ministry said.

"It is believed that he had an allergic reaction to medication he took for the first time yesterday," the ministry said in a statement.

"He is currently under observation in a Brussels hospital. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere agreed on short notice to travel to Brussels and lead the German delegation at today's meeting."

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