Macro-economic dialogue with the social partners, Luxembourg: arrivals and roundtable
Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 03/10/2011 First transmission: 03/10/2011
The Eurogroup and EcoFin Council was preceded today in Luxembourg by a macro-economic dialogue with the social partners.
The European Ministers for Finance discussed macroeconomic issues with the social partners, workers and employers, particularly the reinforcement of the economic governance and the consequences of the debt crisis on the European labour market.
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||Arrival of Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs - SOUNDBITE (English) saying that this is a very important meeting taking place at a critical juncture today. The EU is facing three main challenges, restoring growth, stressed sovereigns and still vulnerable banks. It is essential that today in the meeting ministers will discuss and prepare decisions on European Commission's comprehensive strategy to overcome the crisis.
||Arrival of Jan Vincent-Rostowski, Polish Minister for Finance and President-in-office of the Council
||Arrival of Jean-Claude Trichet, ECB President
||Roundtable- Jean-Claude Trichet
||Jean-Claude Trichet (2 shots)
||Delegation of ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation)
||kikis kazamias, Cypriot Minister for Finance (future EU presidency - second half of 2012)
||Arrival of Olli Rehn