Earlier, Rehn, together with French Finance Minister Francois Baroin, had mounted a last-minute initiative to go beyond the €800 billion, but that attempt was quickly smothered by Germany's finance chief Wolfgang Schaeuble.
After the meeting, Schaeuble couldn't resist a slight sting against those who had pushed for a bigger increase.
"My irritation over some stupid chitchat in recent days come from the pretense that the only thing that mattered was the firewall," he told reporters during a short break between talks.
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