ecofin-eurogroup Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings in September 2018
How can we ensure that multinational corporations in the digital sector are taxed appropriately? This question was addressed by German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his fellow finance ministers at the Eurogroup and informal ECOFIN meetings in Vienna on 7–8 September 2018. The discussions focused on the search for a smart, swift solution. Other topics on the agenda included reform of the …
On 29 August 2018, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire concluded the annual summer university organised by the French employer federation MEDEF. Read the Minister's speech on "France-Germany: a win-win relationship".
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 …
On 8 July, nearly 300 parliamentarians from North America, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa met in Berlin for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 2018 Annual Session. In his keynote speech, Germany's Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz highlighted the importance of engaging in dialogue across ideological differences.
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.