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Eurogroup and Ecofin Meetings, 19 - 20 January 2009

The EU has adopted a number of decisive measures, aiming at restoring confidence and return to growth

Eurogroup

Eurogroup ministers met at 17:00 hrs on Monday 19 January. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet attended the meeting.
Ministers assessed the economic situation and outlook in light of the Commission's extended interim forecast published on 19 January (see IP/09/67).

ECOFIN COUNCIL

The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers started at 10.30 hrs on Tuesday 20 January. Commissioner Joaquín Almunia attended the meeting. Ministers debated the presentation of the work programme of the Czech presidency for the first half of 2009 and assessed the economic situation and outlook in light of the Commission's extended interim forecast published on 19 January

>> PRES/09/9 Choose translations of the previous link 
>> Council conclusions

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