Bids for Eurogroup Presidency mandate starting in 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 Eurogroup is an informal group of finance ministers of Eurozone Member States. 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 held on 9 July 2020 during a meeting of the Eurogroup. Following a first round where none of the candidates gathered enough votes for an outright victory, Mr Gramegna withdrew his candidacy. Ireland's Paschal Donohoe eventually won the election to become the next President of the Eurogroup.

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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
Politico, 01/07/2020: Nadia Calviño’s daunting Eurogroup bid https://www.politico.eu/article/nadia-calvino-eurogroup-bid/
Politico, 04/07/2020: Irish candidate for Eurogroup chief puts recovery top of agenda https://www.politico.eu/article/paschal-donohoe-eurogroup-vision-eu-recovery-top-priority/
UK in a Changing Europe: Analysis, 07/07/2020: The Eurogroup: no longer ‘jobs for the boys’? https://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-eurogroup-no-longer-jobs-for-the-boys/
Politico, 08/07/2020: Luxembourg’s Gramegna banks on credentials, recovery pitch in Eurogroup race https://www.politico.eu/article/luxembourg-pierre-gramegna-banks-on-credentials-recovery-pitch-in-eurogroup-race/
Euronews, 09/07/2020: Decision day in the race for Eurogroup presidency https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/09/decision-day-in-the-race-for-eurogroup-presidency

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
RTÉ News, 09/07/2020: Paschal Donohoe seeks presidency of Eurogroup finance ministers https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0709/1152184-eurogroup-president-election/
EurActiv, 09/07/2020: Election day: Calviño and Donohoe neck and neck in Eurogroup race https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/election-day-calvino-and-donohoe-neck-and-neck-in-eurogroup-race/
Politico, 09/07/2020: Eurozone finance ministers prepare to cast e-ballots for president https://www.politico.eu/article/eurozone-finance-ministers-pierre-gramegna-paschal-donohoe-nadia-calvino-prepare-to-cast-e-ballots-for-president/
Associated Press, 09/07/2020: Powerful euro single currency bloc to pick new president https://apnews.com/0074ebf2ce389c14e535a5836a4e88b1
Politico, 09/07/2020: Ireland’s Paschal Donohoe wins Eurogroup presidency https://www.politico.eu/article/irelands-paschal-donohoe-wins-eurogroup-presidency/
The Irish Times, 09/07/2020: Paschal Donohoe’s election as Eurogroup president ‘a great win for Ireland’, says Taoiseach https://www.irishtimes.com/business/paschal-donohoe-s-election-as-eurogroup-president-a-great-win-for-ireland-says-taoiseach-1.4300243
Euronews, 09/07/2020: Ireland's Paschal Donohoe wins Eurogroup presidency, beating Spain's Nadia Calvino https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/09/ireland-s-paschal-donohoe-wins-eurogroup-presidency-beating-spain-s-nadia-calvino
Deutsche Welle, 09/07/2020: Ireland's Paschal Donohoe voted new chief of Eurogroup https://p.dw.com/p/3f4Hc
Reuters, 09/07/2020: France backs Spanish candidate to lead Eurogroup of finance ministers https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN24A1HT
EurActiv, 09/07/2020: Donohoe wins Eurogroup presidency https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/donohoe-wins-eurogroup-presidency/
RTÉ News, 09/07/2020: Paschal Donohoe elected head of eurozone finance ministers https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0709/1152184-eurogroup-president-election/
Delano.lu, 10//07/2020: Eurogroup: Donohoe beats Gramegna and Calviño https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/eurogroup-donohoe-beats-gramegna-and-calvino/211017

Official
General Secretariat of the Council: Infographic: Election of the Eurogroup President https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/infographics/election-of-the-eurogroup-president/
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/
EPP Group: Press Release, 29/06/2020: EPP supports Paschal Donohoe for Eurogroup President https://www.epp.eu/press-releases/epp-supports-paschal-donohoe-for-eurogroup-president/
Eurogroup: Press Release, 09/07/2020: Paschal Donohoe elected Eurogroup President https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/09/paschal-donohoe-elected-eurogroup-president/
Renew Europe Group: News, 09/07/2020: Eurogroup President: Renew Europe calls on Paschal Donohoe to enhance transparency, accountability and to fight for the Eurozone and the EU as a whole https://reneweuropegroup.eu/en/news/1563-eurogroup-president-renew-europe-calls-on-paschal-donohoe-to-enhance-transparency-accountability-and-to-fight-for-the-eurozone-and-the-eu-as-a-whole/
EPP Group: Newsroom, 09/07/2020: Paschal Donohoe will lead the Eurogroup by good example https://www.eppgroup.eu/newsroom/news/paschal-donohoe-will-lead-the-eurogroup-by-good-example

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