Ligeledes vil der blive fokuseret på arbejdet i det europæiske indre marked,
og på gennemførelsen af direktivet om tjenesteydelser i det indre marked. Under
morgenmaden forud for mødet vil de europæiske ministre analysere de forhold,
der behandles på det ekstraordinære topmøde for stats-og regeringschefer og som
indkaldes af formanden for Det Europæiske Råd til at fremme det økonomiske
opsving. Formanden for Økofin, Elena Salgado, vil give en pressekonference ca.
Kommissær for indre marked, Michel Barnier, udtalte på mødet:
"The College has not yet had its first
formal meeting so it would be premature for me to set out today a precise
agenda or a finalised work programme for the months and years to come.
Nevertheless, my preparations for my new post have left me with a number of
First – the crisis is not over and it will have
long-term effects on growth.It is essential that we clean up the
financial sector with intelligent and effective regulation which does not
stifle innovation. This is an essential condition for relaunching sustainable
growth. It will also be an asset for our financial sector
Second - the crisis was global but it has not had
the same effects on all areas of the world. It has accelerated the emergence of
new actors. We have to set ourselves the objective of bringing
sustainable answers to the crisis with, not against, all our partners – old and
new. It is only together that we can build a set of coherent rules at an
Finally, citizens and companies have moved away from
the internal market. Whereas the internal market is our best protection in
times of crisis, it is not always easy to see its tangible
Faced with these challenges, we need to act. And to act without delay to
find all the answers to the crisis but also to build a more competitive Europe.
We need to act effectively – without forgetting the principles of better
regulation: we do not want to add useless burdens when access to finance is
essential for the recovery.
With these objectives in mind, I have derived
some initial orientations. I have decided to focus today on the crisis, and how
we respond to it. But our work should be understood in a much broader
framework: I want to give a new momentum to the internal market so that it is
at the heart of the new economic dynamism essential for Europe."