A meeting of The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) will be held in Brussels on 20 February 2018. The UK will be represented by Mark Bowman (Director General, International and EU, HM Treasury). European Union Finance Ministers will discuss the following:
Early Morning Session
The Eurogroup President will brief Ministers on the outcomes of the 19 February meeting of the Eurogroup, and the European Commission will provide an update on the current economic situation in the EU.
Financial services legislation
The Bulgarian presidency will present information on current financial services legislative proposals, followed by an exchange of views.
The Council will hold an exchange of views on the recommendations of the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance.
Discharge of the 2016 EU Budget
Ministers will be asked to approve a Council recommendation to discharge to the European Commission in respect of the 2016 EU Budget.
EU Budget guidelines for 2019
Ministers will be asked to approve Council conclusions on the EU Budget guidelines for 2019.
Public procurement and strategic investment
The European Commission will present information on the public procurement strategy it adopted on 3 October 2017.