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

Indicative programme
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
14.15
Eurogroup (roundtable)

  • Greece 12th enhanced surveillance report and policy contingent debt measures
  • Post Programme Surveillance
  • Eurogroup work programme for I/2022
  • IMF Article IV: mission to the euro area
  • Euro area recommendation – presentation by the Commission
  • Assessment of Euro area Member States’ Draft Budgetary Plans
  • Miscellaneous

+/- 18:30
At the end of the meeting – Family picture (live streaming)
+/- 19.00
Press conference with Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe, Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling (live streaming).

Videos and photos from the event
Economic and Financial Affairs Council – Tuesday 7 December
+/- 08.30
Arrivals (live streaming)
+/- 08.45
Doorstep by Andrej Šircelj, Slovenian Minister for Finance
09.00 Breakfast (roundtable)
10.00 Beginning of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
Adoption of the agenda
Approval of “A” items

+/- 10.15
Legislative deliberations (public session)

  • Proposal for a Council Directive regarding rates of value added tax
  • Strengthening of the Banking Union
  • Capital Markets Union legislative package
    • a) European Single Access Point (ESAP)
    • b) Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
    • c) European Long-Term Investment Funds Regulation (ELTIF)
    • d) Review of Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)
  • Anti-money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism legislative package
  • Any other business
    • Current financial services legislative proposals

+/- 12.00
Non-legislative activities

  • Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility – State of play
  • European Semester 2022 – Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022, Alert Mechanism Report 2022 and Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • 2021 Annual Report of the European Fiscal Board
  • Code of Conduct (Business taxation)
    • a) Conclusions on the progress achieved by the Code of Conduct (Business Taxation) Group
    • b) Resolution on a revised Code of Conduct
    • c) Approval
  • Follow-up to the adoption of the budget for 2022
  • Any other business

At the end of the meeting (+/- 14.00) – Press conference with Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj and Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis (live streaming).
Videos and photos from the event
Arrangements for the press conferences
Both press conferences will take place in a hybrid format: EU accredited journalists will be able to participate and ask questions either remotely or in person at the Justus Lipsius press room.
If you haven’t registered for one of the previous Eurogroup or economic and finance ministers press events, please use this link to do so and have the possibility to ask questions remotely.

  • Deadline for registration: Monday, 6 December 2021, 18.00

Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants shortly after the deadline.
Meeting page – Eurogroup meeting of 6 December 2021
Meeting page – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 7 December 2021

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