ecofin-eurogroup Eurogroup and ECOFIN in July 2018
The presidency of the Council of the EU rotates among the member states every six months. In July 2018, Austria took up the presidency as scheduled, presenting its programme to the EU finance ministers at the ECOFIN meeting in Brussels on 13 July. For the Eurogroup meeting on 12 July, items on the agenda included further steps to develop the monetary union, as well as an analysis of the euro …
The analysis of the European Union’s latest Ageing Report provided in the Finance Ministry’s June 2018 monthly report shows that the long-term sustainability of public finances in the EU member states continues to face major challenges as a result of demographic change. Germany is disproportionately affected by increases in age-related spending.
The heads of state and various government ministers from Germany and France convened in Meseberg on 19 June 2018, where they agreed on an extensive catalogue of European reforms. Documents relating to fiscal, budget and tax policy are presented here.
ecofin-eurogroup Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings in May 2018
European finance ministers convened in Brussels on 24-25 May 2018 for their monthly Eurogroup and ECOFIN Council meetings. The ECOFIN Council reached an important agreement on the “banking package” that will pave the way towards the completion of the banking union. If a crisis occurs in the future, banks, shareholders and creditors – not taxpayers – will be liable for losses.
beirat Report by the Advisory Board
In the debate over efforts to reform the EU budget, repeated calls are made (a) to ensure more transparent and fairer burden-sharing and (b) to replace the widespread juste-retour (“just returns”) mindset with a stronger focus on policies that serve the interests of Europe as a whole. This report argues that it is possible to make EU financing practices more transparent and, in this way, to …