While Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits in prison facing serious criminal charges, on the outside there is growing pressure for him to quit as head of the Internation Monetary Fund (IMF).
European leaders met in Brussels to discuss economic policy – a meeting he was supposed to attend.
But some officials said it was too early to say whether he should go.
Strauss-Kahn’s arrest had little impact on Europe’s economy, with IMF talks on a second Greece bailout continuing.
The arrest of Strauss-Kahn made headlines when he was photographed in handcuffed after being arrested, accused of sexual assault in the US.
The IMF has plans to contact him to hear his views on whether he wants to continue in his post.