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Adelina Marini
There is a regular meeting of the #Eurogroup today. There are several important topics on the agenda. The euro area finance ministers will discuss the ideas for the future of the eurozone, more specifically the creation of a common budget (a fiscal capacity). They will open their discussions for their non-euro colleagues as well to start preparations for the Euro Area Summit on 15 December the main objective of which is to discuss the future of the currency club. The third important topic is the Commission proposal to complete the banking union. Stay tuned for live updates throughout the day
6 November 2017 10:58
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Valdis Dombrovskis: The new revelations #ParadisePapers underscore again the work of the Commission in this area
6 November 2017 13:40
Adelina Marini German FinMin Peter Altmaier started w/ the words that this will be the 1st #Eurogroup without Wolfgang Schaeuble. He also spoke in English to the international press
6 November 2017 15:14
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Most finance ministers said enough has been already done to fight tax evasion in the context of the #ParadisePapers
6 November 2017 15:16
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #Ireland FinMin Paschal Donohoe said the Irish tax authorities will review #ParadisePapers very carefully to see whether more needs to be done
6 November 2017 15:49
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselboem: Our banks are in a much better condition but there are still legacy issues which need to be resolved or are being resolved
6 November 2017 21:05
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Djisselbloem: Today we discussed how to improve investment in education (human capital). It was a very interesting exchange
6 November 2017 21:07
Adelina Marini Dijsselbloem: In December we will elect the next #Eurogroup president. We will send a letter to the ministers with the exact procedures and dates. We did not spend much time on this
6 November 2017 21:09
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: On the issue of the future of the eurozone we agreed we need more precise information on risk-sharing
6 November 2017 21:10
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: We have to be realistic regarding fiscal rules. Those who call for simplification often forget why are they so complicated
6 November 2017 21:14
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: May be there is convergence in views about the fiscal capacity but more work is necessary
6 November 2017 21:15
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Pierre Moscovici: Significant progress has been noted during the last mission in #Greece in end-October
6 November 2017 21:17
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Moscovici: Very good discussion on the future of the #EMU with the participation of 27 finance ministers because one day the non-euro countries will become members, because the euro is the currency of the EU
6 November 2017 21:20
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Moscovici: There's no simple solution to the task how to simplify fiscal rules and in the same time keep them intelligent
6 November 2017 21:22
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Klaus Regling: We haven't had such a broad discussion among the ministers which is a good basis to prepare the Euro Area summit in December
6 November 2017 21:23
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Regling: On risk sharing there were differences on the issue how much risk sharing we can start with. More risk is needed on this
6 November 2017 21:24
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Regling: On the issue of fiscal capacity the debate was even more contentious than on the banking union. There were a lot of ideas
6 November 2017 21:25
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #ESM Regling: We have recently issued our first dollar-denominated bond and managed to gain 3 billion euros. The aim was to reach a larger group of investors
6 November 2017 21:29
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: On the #bankingunion I'm not sure whether we will reach agreement (on time) because we are very dependent on the coalition talks in Germany but we have covered a lot of ground
6 November 2017 21:33
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Moscovici: We have to manage by June. We have a window of opportunity and we have to seize it
6 November 2017 21:34
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: The creation of a fiscal capacity doesn't mean national budgets will be less important. It also doesn't mean that we will change the debt rule
6 November 2017 21:37
 
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Adelina Marini
The European Commission is about to announce its decision whether to recommend stripping #Poland of its voting rights in the Council because of the systemic undermining of the rule of law. Stay tuned for live updates
20 December 2017 12:23
Adelina Marini #ruleoflaw Timmermans: We cannot take into account how some people will react if there is a clear legal need to act
20 December 2017 13:30
Adelina Marini
#EUCO This afternoon, in Brussels, will begin the last EU summit this year. It will be the first that will work on Donald Tusk's Leaders' Agenda (details in the link below). In his agenda two topics are planned for the December European Council - migration and the future of the EMU. Both have already created strong tensions between Tusk and the Commission after the European Council president came up with documents of his own, which are much more reduced than those of the Commission, and reactions in the building across the street were furious. The leaders will mark the launch by 25 member states of PESCO at a special ceremony today. Leaders will be joined by NATO secretary general to discuss EU-NATO cooperation. Leaders are also expected to extend sanctions against Russia after hearing a report by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Progress on the Brexit negotiations will be discussed on Friday. This is one of the toxic issues on the agenda. On Friday will take place also the expanded euro area summit, which is open for non-euro countries as well. Stay tuned for details and live updates throughout the day and tomorrow! euinsi.de/0Dcy
14 December 2017 10:17
Adelina Marini #EUCO Juncker: I'm sure Avramopoulos's words are a misunderstanding and we should not pay so much attention
15 December 2017 14:49
Adelina Marini
During a hearing at the economic committee of EP #Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem paid tribute to #Greece for the impressive implementation of the 3rd bailout programme
7 December 2017 09:19
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: I remember when #Germany as the sick man of Europe but they did significant reforms. I'd tell the Germans that this impact won't last forever
7 December 2017 11:02
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