Press Releases Media advisory – Eurogroup meeting and Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 4 and 5 October 2021 in Luxembourg

Media advisory – Eurogroup meeting and Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 4 and 5 October 2021 in Luxembourg

Indicative programme

All times are approximate and subject to change.

Eurogroup meeting: 4 October

From 14.00
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 14.45
Doorstep by Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe

Beginning of the meeting

– Macro-economic developments in the euro area, including inflation and energy prices
– Preparation of international meetings, including exchange rate developments
– Implementation of euro area priorities in the Recovery and Resilience Plans and lessons to be learnt from the European response to Covid-19
– Thematic discussion work programme for 2022
– Greece – 11th enhanced surveillance report

In Banking Union format
– Banking Union Update: including reporting on operational aspects:

  1. Fourteenth hearing of the Chair of the Supervisory Board
  2. Reporting on recent activities of the Single Resolution Board

At the end of the meeting (+/- 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: 5 October

From 08.00
Arrivals (live streaming)

Beginning of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
– Adoption of the agenda
– Approval of “A” items

+/- 10.10-11.20 (public session)
– Adoption of “A” items: legislative list
– Revision of prudential rules for insurance and reinsurance companies (Solvency II)
– AOB: Current financial services legislative proposals

+/- 11.20-13.30
– Recovery and Resilience Facility
– European Semester 2021: Lessons learnt and a way forward in the context of the Recovery and Resilience Facility
– Implementation of the SURE instrument
– Preparation of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors and the IMF Annual meetings of 13-14 October 2021
– Conclusions on climate finance in view of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021
– AOB: Status of the implementation of financial services legislation

+/- 13.45
Press conference with Slovenian Finance Minister, Andrej Šircelj, and Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni (
live streaming).

Videos and photos from the event

Arrangements for the press conferences

In light of the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of journalists will be allowed to attend physically the Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg. More info here.

Press conferences will remain accessible also in video conference. EU accredited journalists should register using this link to be able to ask questions remotely. Journalists who already registered for previous Eurogroup press conferences do not need to register again.

– Deadline for the registration: Monday 4 October, 17.00

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

Meeting page – Eurogroup meeting of 4 October 2021

Meeting page – Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 5 October 2021

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