Eurogroup and ECOFIN ministers met on 6 and 7 October. Ministers discussed the economic situation with particular attention to the financial market crisis.
Article updated on 7 October 2008
Eurogroup ministers met at 17:00 hrs on Monday, 6 October. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet attended the meeting. A press conference took place after the meeting.
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The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers formally started at 10.00 hrs on Tuesday 7 October. The working breakfast started at 08:30. The ECOFIN meeting was attended by Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy and Taxation and Customs Union Laszlo Kovacs. A press conference took place after the meeting.
For more information, please read the MEMO/08/605