Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup
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Jeroen Dijsselbloem at Wirtschaftsrat (Economic Council) event in Berlin, 21 June 2016
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem participated in an event organised by the Wirtschaftsrat (Economic Council) in Berlin on 21 June 2016.
The president opened the event's keynote session about Europe's future with a speech on the economic outlook for the euro area.
The president's speech was followed by contributions from German Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and chief executive of Deutsche Bank AG John Cryan. All speeches were followed by a Q&A session.
The Wirtschaftsrat is a German business association representing the interests of more than 11 000 small and medium-sized firms, as well as larger multinational companies. It provides its members with a platform for dialogue with leading decision makers, both in Germany and Europe.
Eurogroup meeting, 16 June 2016
The Eurogroup discussed the IMF recommendations for the euro area in 2016 following a presentation by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The recommendations, known as 'IMF Article IV review', are presented annually, following exchanges between the IMF and EU institutions.
Ministers also discussed fiscal sustainability of euro area's pension systems and the policy instruments that could be used to improve it. They adopted a statement to that effect.
The Eurogroup also exchanged views on inflation in the euro area as well as euro exchange rate developments, and adopted its work programme for the second half of 2016.
On 21 June 2016 the President of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, made a speech at the Wirtschaftstag in Berlin.
The Eurogroup discussed how to improve the fiscal sustainability of pension systems as well the inflation in the euro area and exchange rate developments.
The Eurogroup agrees on common principles for strengthening the sustainability of pension systems.
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem's speech at the European Business Summit, which took place in Brussels on 2 June 2016.
Letter by Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem to the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly on Eurogroup transparency, 16 May 2016.
Remarks by J. Dijsselbloem following the Eurogroup meeting of 24 May 2016.
The Eurogroup welcomed a staff-level agreement on the first review of Greece's programme and agreed on the approach to ensure its debt sustainability.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem presented the outcome of the Eurogroup, which discussed the first review of the macroeconomic adjustment programme for Greece.
The Eurogroup discussed the state of play of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme and agreed on the way forward.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem presented the outcome of the Eurogroup meeting, which covered Greece, insolvency frameworks and the single supervisory mechanism for banks.
The Eurogroup agrees on principles for improving the efficiency of national insolvency frameworks.
On 14 April 2016, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem made a speech at the Peterson Institute, Washington, D.C.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem presented the outcome of the Eurogroup meeting, which covered Greece, Cyprus, implementation of draft budgetary plans and other issues.
The Eurogroup supports Cyprus' decision to exit its programme as foreseen later this month without a successor arrangement.
The Eurogroup followed up on the implementation of member states' 2016 draft budgetary plans.
J. Dijsselbloem presented the outcome of the Eurogroup's discussion, which covered economic situation, Greece, Portugal, and transparency among other issues.
The Eurogroup welcomes Portugal's commitments to take the necessary measures to ensure the compliance of its 2016 budget with the Stability and Growth Pact.
J.Dijsselbloem presented the outcome of the Eurogroup's discussion on Greece and Cyprus, the draft European Semester recommendation for the euro area and the interim results of the IMF Article IV consultation.
J.Dijsselbloem presented the key points of the meeting: Greece, activities of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and post-programme surveillance in Ireland.
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Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been Eurogroup President since 21 January 2013. He was re-elected to the post for a second term on 13 July 2015.
J. Dijsselbloem is the second permanent Eurogroup President in the history of the Eurogroup. Jeroen Dijsselbloem is currently also Minister for Finance of The Netherlands.
Since February 2013 he has also held the post of Chairperson of the board of governors of the European Stability Mechanism.
Finance ministers from the euro area countries meet every month in the Eurogroup to discuss issues that are of shared interest because they use a single currency. Over the next two years their discussions will focus on financial stability, sustainable growth and job creation.
In particular, developing the banking union will help to increase financial stability within the euro area. Investment by governments and companies will encourage economic activity and job creation. Ensuring sound and growth-friendly fiscal policy in line with the eurozone's rules (the Stability and Growth Pact) makes the euro area economy more stable.
We also need structural economic reform to unlock productive capacity, particularly in areas such as labour and product markets.
Progress in all these areas will give everyone, especially young people, the chance to prosper, and will secure the European social model for the future.