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Eurogroup and ECOFIN ministers meetings of 9 and 10 November

Ministers will discuss the economic and financial situation.  Recent months have seen a marked improvement in the economic situation and financial conditions.


Eurogroup ministers meet at 17.00 hrs on Monday 9 November in Brussels. Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs attended together with European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet. A press conference took place after the meeting. The meeting was preceded at 14.30 hrs by the Macro-economic Dialogue with, among others, the Commission, Council, euro area President and the social partners. 

>> Detailed memo on the meetings - MEMO/09/494 Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 9 and 10 November 2009 Choose translations of the previous link 
>> Council conclusions

Main topics

  • Economic and financial situation
  • Labour market prospects in the euro area
  • Follow up to the G20 finance ministers meeting
  • Following usual practice, the ministers of Germany and Portugal are expected to present the economic policy priorities following the recent elections.



The Council of Economics and Finance Ministers started at 10.30 hrs on Tuesday 10 November. It was preceded by a working breakfast at 9.00 hrs.  The ECOFIN meeting was attended by Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquín Almunia and Taxation  and Customs Commissioner Laszlo Kovacs.

Main agenda points

  • Economic situation and market developments
  • Exit strategies from support measures to the financial sector
  • Follow-up of G-20 Finance Ministers (6-7 November)
  • Sustainability of public finances
  • Taxation