Media advisory – Eurogroup meeting and Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 6 and 7 December 2021

Indicative program

All times are approximate and subject to change

Eurogroup meeting – Monday 6 December

+/- 13.00
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 14.00
Doorstep by Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe

Eurogroup (round table)

  • Greece 12th enhanced surveillance report and conditional debt measures
  • Post-program monitoring
  • Eurogroup work program for I / 2022
  • IMF Article IV: mission in the euro area
  • Euro zone recommendation – presentation by the Commission
  • Assessment of the draft budgetary plans of euro area Member States
  • Various

+/- 6.30 p.m.
At the end of the meeting – Family photo (live streaming)

+/- 19.00
Press conference with Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and ESM Director General Klaus Regling (live broadcast).

Videos and photos of the event

Economic and Financial Affairs Council – Tuesday 7 December

+/- 8:30 am
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 08:45
Doorstep by Andrej Šircelj, Slovenian Minister of Finance

9:00 a.m. Breakfast (round table)

10.00 a.m. Start of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
Adoption of the agenda
Approval of articles “A”

+/- 10.15
Legislative deliberations (public session)

  • Proposal for a Council directive on the rates of value added tax
  • Strengthening the banking union
  • Capital Markets Union Legislative Package
    • a) Single European Access Point (ESAP)
    • b) Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD)
    • c) European regulation on long-term investment funds (ELTIF)
    • d) Review of financial instrument market regulation (MiFIR)
  • Legislative package to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Any other matter
    • Current legislative proposals on financial services

+/- 12h00
Non-legislative activities

  • Implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility – State of play
  • European Semester 2022 – Annual survey on sustainable growth 2022, report on the alert mechanism 2022 and recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Annual report 2021 of the European Fiscal Board
  • Code of conduct (corporate taxation)
    • a) Conclusions on the progress made by the Code of Conduct group (corporate taxation)
    • b) Resolution on a revised code of conduct
    • c) Approval
  • Follow-up of the adoption of the budget for 2022
  • Any other matter

At the end of the meeting (+/- 2:00 p.m.) – Press conference with Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj and Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis (live streaming).

Videos and photos of the event

Organization of press conferences

Both press conferences will take place in a hybrid format: EU-accredited journalists will be able to participate and ask questions remotely or in person in the Justus Lipsius press room.

If you have not registered for one of the previous Eurogroup press events or for the economy and finance ministers, please use this link to do so and have the possibility to ask questions remotely.

  • Registration deadline: Monday December 6, 2021, 18.00

Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants shortly after the deadline.

Meeting page – Eurogroup meeting of December 6, 2021

Meeting page – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of December 7, 2021

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