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Eurogroup and ECOFIN ministers meetings of 19 and 20 October

Among other points, Ministers prepared the next G20 Ministerial meeting and discussed the draft financial supervision package.

Last update 20/10/2009.

EUROGROUP

Eurogroup ministers met at 19.00 hrs on Monday, 19 October in Luxembourg. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet attended as well.

Agenda

Ministers assessed the outcome of the IMF annual meetings and how best to enhance the euro area voice and representation in the IMF and at the G20. Ministers also prepared a contribution to the G20 Ministerial meeting of 6 - 7 November and discussed economic and financial developments, including exit strategies.

ECOFIN

The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers met on 20 October. 

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

Main agenda points

  • Preparation of G20 Finanance Minsters meeting of 6 - 7 November
  • Preparation of European Council - fiscal exit strategy 
  • Financing of climate change
  • Financial supervision 
  • EU financial stability arrangements 
  • Anti-fraud agreement with third countries