Bids for Eurogroup Presidency mandate starting in 2020

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Publication Date 2020
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Overview and information on the candidates running to become the President of the Eurogroup for the period 2020-2022.

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The incumbent Eurogroup President Mário Centeno (Portugal) announced on 9 June 2020 he would not seek re-election following his initial mandate of 2,5 years. The call for applications was published on 15 June. Ten days later, it was announced that three Eurozone finance ministers had put forward their names:

  • Nadia Calviño (Spain)
  • Paschal Donohoe (Ireland)
  • Pierre Gramegna (Luxembourg)

The election was scheduled to be held on 9 July 2020.

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Commentary and Analysis
RTL News, 12/06/2020: Eurozone seeks new lease on life with Centeno exit https://today.rtl.lu/news/business-and-tech/a/1532775.html
The Economist, 20/06/2020: How a dining club briefly took over the EU. What next for the Eurogroup? https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/06/20/how-a-dining-club-briefly-took-over-the-eu
Euronews, 24/06/2020: Who will join the race to be the Eurogroup's next president? https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/24/who-will-join-the-race-to-be-the-eurogroup-s-next-president
The Local (Spain), 25/06/2020: Profile: Nadia Calviño, Spain's candidate to head Eurogroup https://www.thelocal.es/20200625/profile-nadia-calvio-spains-candidate-to-head-eurogroup

News
Politico, 09/06/2020: Three saddle up for Eurogroup horse race https://www.politico.eu/article/eurogroup-presidency-eu-three-horse-race/
Delano, 10/06/2020: Eurogroup: Gramegna in the frame to replace Centeno https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/eurogroup-gramegna-frame-replace-centeno/210721
EurActiv, 12/06/2020: Spain’s Calvino boasts ‘key role’ in Eurogroup to support her candidacy https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/spains-calvino-boasts-key-role-in-eurogroup-to-support-her-candidacy/
RTÉ News, 25/06/2020: Donohoe puts his name forward for Eurogroup president job https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0625/1149557-paschal-donohoe-eurogroup/
Reuters, 25/06/2020: Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg vie for Eurogroup leadership https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN23W0QD
Bloomberg, 25/06/2020: Spain’s Finance Chief Starts as Front-Runner in Eurogroup Race https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-25/sanchez-names-nadia-calvino-as-spain-s-candidate-for-eurogroup
Associated Press, 25/06/2020: Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain ministers eye top eurozone job https://apnews.com/a8efddbca0866fcd23627c778ed6c886
EurActiv, 26/06/2020: Calviño, Donohoe and Gramegna compete for Eurogroup helm https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/calvino-donohoe-and-gramegna-compete-for-eurogroup-helm/
Euronews, 26/06/2020: Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/25/finance-ministers-from-spain-ireland-and-luxembourg-join-race-for-eurogroup-presidency
Reuters, 28/06/2020: Portugal PM backs Spain's Calvino as candidate to head Eurogroup https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN23Z0DN

Official
Eurogroup, 25/06/2020: Eurogroup presidency: three ministers put forward their candidacies https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/25/eurogroup-presidency-3-ministers-put-forward-their-candidacies/
Government of Luxembourg: Press Release, 25/06/2020: Pierre Gramegna puts forward his candidacy for the election of the President of the Eurogroup https://gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2020/06-juin/25-gramegna-eurogroupe.html
Irish Government: Press Release, 25/06/2020: Minister Donohoe submits letter of nomination for role of next President of the Eurogroup https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/3269f-minister-donohoe-submits-letter-of-nomination-for-role-of-next-president-of-the-eurogroup/

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