Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council (Ecofin), Brussels 7 and 8 July 2008
Eurogroup ministers will meet at 17:00 hrs on Monday 7 July. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs will attend as will European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet. A press conference is expected to take place after the meeting. Eurogroup ministers will discuss the economic situation and outlook in light of the latest developments, particularly with regard to financial markets and inflation.
Eurogroup ministers will discuss:
the economic situation and outlook in light of the latest developments, particularly with regard to financial markets and inflation.
the analysis and proposals contained in the EMU@10 Communication and Report on the Successes and Challenges after 10 years of Economic and Monetary Union, published by the Commission in May.
The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers will start at 09.30 hrs on Tuesday 8 July. The ECOFIN meeting will be attended by Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, and Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy.
French Presidency Work Programme
Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact
Adoption of the euro in Slovakia
Evolution of fuel prices
Gouvernance du Conseil international des normes comptables-IASB