Informal video conference of economic and finance ministers, 16 March 2021

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Publication Date 16/03/2021
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EU Ministers responsible for financial and economic matters (ECOFIN) held an informal videoconference on 16 March 2021. The agenda included the following items:

  • Exchange of views on the state of play and way forward on tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy;
  • Briefing on the economic situation and outlook in the European Union;
  • Presentation by the European Commission of its Communication on fiscal policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Update on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and progress in the ratification of the Own Resources Decision (ORD);
  • Discussion on the priorities of the national recovery and resilience plans;
  • Briefing on the adoption of conclusions concerning the Commission's Retail Payments Strategy;
  • Briefing on the outcome of the latest meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors;
  • Briefing on the preparations for the forthcoming meetings of G20 finance ministers and centre bank governs and also IMF meetings;
  • Update on the state of play of legislative initiatives and implementation of directives in the field of financial services.
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General Secretariat of the Council: Background Brief for Informal video conference of economic and finance ministers, 16 March 2021
European Commission: Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the informal ECOFIN press conference (16 March 2021)

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