AMSTERDAM Rashaad Penny Shirt , March 20 (Xinhua) -- Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink on Friday called up Bas Dost for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Turkey and the friendly against Spain.

Dost had alreday received an invitation for the Dutch squad in 2012, but he never played for the national team yet. The 25-year-old striker is on fire in 2015 and scored 13 goals in 14 matches in the German Bundesliga this season.

"Bas had a difficult first half of the season, but after that he converted every chance," Hiddink explained. "I am happy to have him with the squad. He is a player that can cause war on the field."

Captain Robin van Persie is absent due to an ankle injury, while defender Ron Vlaar cannot join the squad due to a calf injury. The Aston Villa defender already suffered from knee and calf injuries earlier this season and only played one international since the World Cup in Brazil last year.

"Vlaar has the same problem with his calf again," said Hiddink. "He is now revalidating. I deeply regret his absence."

The Netherlands are on a disappointing third place with six points from four matches in Euro 2016 qualifying Group A. The Czech Republic (4-12) and Iceland (4-9) are the top two and Turkey are fourth, two points behind the Dutch team. 'Oranje' will play Turkey on March 28 in Amsterdam and Spain in a friendly in Amsterdam on March 31.

Following are the Netherlands squad for matches against Turkey and Spain:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord), Tim Krul (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio Roma), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Jetro Willems (PSV).

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Olympiacos), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Napoli), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV).

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich).

BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- German politicians on Thursday expressed cautious support for Eurozone expansion and reform sketched by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his state of the union address.

Speaking to public broadcaster ARD, Germany's influential Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) said that he shared Juncker's ambition to introduce the European Single Currency, currently used by 19 states, throughout the entire European Union (EU) in principle.

Schaeuble noted, however, that countries could only join the monetary union once they fulfilled the necessary economic criteria. He cited the case of Greece as a warning for what could happen when countries introduced a "hard" currency too early which they could then no longer devalue.

Addressing the European Parliament earlier on Wednesday, Juncker had mapped an ambitious future for the Euro which he said was "destined to become the common currency of Europe". He rejected notions of a "multi-speed" EU in which some parts of the bloc advanced faster and further on the path to integration than others.

The European Commission president asked EU members which were not in the Eurozone, such as Sweden, Poland and Bulgaria, to join the monetary union. He further called for establishing a single Euro area finance minister, but spoke out against a separate Eurozone budget.

"We do not need a separate Eurozone budget, we need a strong Eurozone line within the existing European budget," Juncker said.

In response to his speech, Schaeuble emphasized that Germany could only thrive as long as its fellow EU members were also doing well. Nevertheless, he reiterated his often-voiced rejection of mutualizing debt in the Eurozone, arguing that "those who decide must also bear the consequences of their decisions".

Pooling debt would be "poison for Europe", Schaeuble added.

The CDU-politician's general approval of Juncker's speech is perhaps unsurprising, given that it closely reflected Germany's own vision for the Eurozone. As Schaeuble pointed out, the position of the European Commission's president was "principally aligned with our European policy objectives."

In light of Emmanuel Macron's recent success in the French presidential race and the widely-anticipated re-election of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), much has been made of the prospect of a "grand bargain" between Paris and Berlin to launch a new set of Eurozone reforms.

Significant differences remain in the two countries' goals, however, with Germany concentrating on a more conservative initiative to create a European Monetary Fund as an alternative to the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF), while opposing a more ambitious French proposal for a separate Eurozone budget and Eurozone parliament.

As pointed out by German Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (FDP) on Thursday, Juncker's speech could easily be read as "concession" to Germany for backing its plans for the monetary union over those espoused by France.

Lambsdorff added that Juncker acted as a "bridge" between Paris and Berlin, expressing confidence that a compromise between the Eurozone's two largest economies could still be reached.

Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) on the other hand expresses a desire to "deepen" the monetary union by creating a Eurozone finance ministry with a "shared budget". The party, led by former president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, seconds the CDUCSU's call for a European Monetary Fund and emphasizes that no country should be pressured to leave the currency area.

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