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Eurogroup and ECOFIN ministers meetings of 1 and 2 October

Among other points, Ministers will discuss financial supervision issues and the economic and financial situation in light of the recent interim forecasts.

EUROGROUP

Eurogroup ministers will meet at 8:30 hrs on Thursday, 1 October. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs will attend as will European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet.

Agenda

Ministers will be debriefed on the G-20 meeting of  24-25 September and will prepare the IMF/World Bank annual meetings on 3-4 October.  Ministers will also continue to discuss the effect of the crisis on potential growth at country level.

ECOFIN

The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers will start at on 1 October with a work lunch at ca. 12:30.  The afternoon session will start at 15:45 until 19:00 and will continue on 2 October from 9:00 to 12:30. The European Commission will be represented by Commissioner Joaquín Almunia and Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy.  

>> Detailed Eurogroup and ECOFIN agenda Choose translations of the previous link 

Main agenda points

  • Exit strategies with particular focus on fiscal policy
  • Economic and financial situation in light of the recent interim forecasts
  • Financial supervisions issues
  • Climate change 
  • Labour market prospects 
  • Preparation of the IMF/World Bank meeting