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The Council meeting will address economic and financial issues. The Council meeting will be composed of two joint working sessions as well as working lunches. The participants include the EU member states’ ECOFIN-ministers and central bank governors, representatives from the EU institutions and international organisations etc.
Online accreditation is possible until 30 March - Deadline for pool-application is 27 march
Extended opening hours in the Media Center: The Media Center will be open from 8-24 Thursday, 7-24 Friday and 7-17 Saturday
International Press Centre invites you to a background briefing with Deputy Permanent Secretary, Steen Lohmann Poulsen, Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
The subject for the background briefing will be the upcoming informal meeting of Ministers of Economics and Finance (ECOFIN) that will take place at Bella Center on 30-31 March 2012. Mr. Lohmann Poulsen will give an introduction to the themes to be discussed at the meeting.
No registration is required.
Lecture with Margrethe Vestager and Wolfgang Schäuble
Prior to the informal ecofin meeting Margrethe Vestager, Danish Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior, and Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minister for Finance, discuss welfare in relation to the EU's economy at an open lecture at University of Copenhagen 29 March.
Christina Wix Wagner, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior
Tel: +45 72 28 26 13, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann-Marie Olsson, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior
Tel: +45 72 28 26 16, email: email@example.com
Rasmus Bebe, Presidency Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +45 50 87 66 36, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the ECOFIN Council
The ECOFIN Council covers the coordination of the economic policies. ECOFIN monitors the economy and keeps control of the budgetary policy, public finances, the euro, financial markets and capital movements. It also prepares and adopts the annual budget for the EU together with the European Parliament. The Council consists of the Member States’ ministers of finance and economic affairs and they meet about once a month, while the group of eurozone countries usually meet the day before.