Informal meeting of Finance Ministers: extracts from the press conference by Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister and Minister for the Treasury of Luxembourg
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met for an informal meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 1 and 2 October 2009, four days after the end of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh.
In the course of this two-day meeting, EU Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors discussed how to restore the public finances to good order when the need for support measures recedes and how to create frameworks that can prevent such a widespread crisis from recurring. They also discussed how to prevent unemployment becoming entrenched and how to stop climate and environmental change.
The Swedish Presidency indicated its willingness to push ahead measures that would facilitate sustainable recovery. SHOTLIST