A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) will be held in Brussels on 22 January 2019. The Council will discuss the following:
Early morning session
The Eurogroup President will brief the Council on the outcomes of the 21 January meeting of the Eurogroup, and the European Commission will provide an update on the current economic situation in the EU. Following this, the Romanian presidency will hold a discussion on the priorities for the next EU institutional cycle.
The Council will hold a policy debate on the InvestEU programme.
European system of financial supervision review
The Council will hold a policy debate on the review of the European system of financial supervision.
Current financial services legislative proposals
The Romanian presidency will provide an update on current legislative proposals in the field of financial services.
Presidency work programme
The Romanian presidency will present its work programme for January to June 2019, followed by an exchange of views.
European semester 2019
The Council will be invited to adopt Council conclusions on the 2019 annual growth survey and the Council conclusions on the 2019 alert mechanism report. The Council will also be asked to approve a Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area.
Economic and monetary union
The presidency will provide an update following the euro summit in December 2018.