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The German finance minister usually meets with other EU finance ministers once a month at the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Council meetings.

 

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The last Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings

ECOFIN Doorstep by Olaf Scholz prior to the ECOFIN Council meeting in Slovenia

The EU fi­nance min­is­ters came to­geth­er on 10–11 Septem­ber 2021 in the vicin­i­ty of Ljubl­jana in Slove­nia. Pri­or to the meet­ing, Ger­man Fi­nance Min­is­ter Olaf Scholz re­port­ed that they would be fo­cus­ing on emerg­ing is­sues that are rel­e­vant for a strong and sovereign Eu­rope. He an­nounced that the fi­nance min­is­ters would be dis­cussing new dig­i­tal op­tions in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor. Oth­er items on the agen­da in­clud­ed the next steps in re­form­ing in­ter­na­tion­al cor­po­rate tax­a­tion, eco­nom­ic growth fol­low­ing the coro­n­avirus cri­sis and the tran­si­tion to a car­bon-neu­tral econ­o­my and so­ci­ety.

More : Doorstep by Olaf Scholz prior to the ECOFIN Council meeting in Slovenia

Eurogroup Doorstep by Olaf Scholz prior to the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Council meetings in July

The EU min­is­ters for eco­nom­ic and fi­nan­cial af­fairs came to­geth­er for the Eu­rogroup and ECOFIN Coun­cil meet­ings in Brus­sels on 12–13 Ju­ly. One top­ic on the agen­da was the im­ple­men­ta­tion of na­tion­al re­cov­ery plans un­der the EU’s re­cov­ery fund, Next Gen­er­a­tion EU. In ad­di­tion, US Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Janet Yellen and her Eu­ro­pean col­leagues dis­cussed the eu­ro’s in­ter­na­tion­al di­men­sion and the next steps with re­gard to the glob­al min­i­mum tax.

More : Doorstep by Olaf Scholz prior to the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Council meetings in July

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