A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 27 January 2015. Ministers discussed the following items:
Investment plan for Europe
The Commission presented a proposal on the establishment of a European fund for strategic investments, a key element of the investment plan for Europe.
Current legislative proposals
The Council took note of ongoing work on financial services dossiers.
Presentation of the presidency work programme
The new Latvian presidency presented a work programme on economic and financial matters for the duration of its term, which runs from January to June 2015.
Presentation of the Commission work programme
The Commission presented its work programme for 2015, focusing on the economic and financial agenda.
The Council discussed two communications from the Commission dealing with the EU’s fiscal and economic rules.
Preparation of the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Governors on 9-10 February 2015 in Istanbul
The Council endorsed EU terms of reference for a meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Istanbul on 8-9 February.