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Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup

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In the spotlight

Visit to Malta, 23 and 24 November 2016

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem will meet Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Vice Prime Minister Louis Grech and Minister of Finance Edward Scicluna. Items on the agenda are the upcoming Maltese Council Presidency, the future of EMU, Brexit and other current eurozone affairs. Jeroen Dijsselbloem will also have a meeting with Andrew Beane, CEO of HSBC Malta, and Malcolm Booker, CEO of Deloitte Malta, to talk about financial sector issues. At the University of Malta, the Eurogroup President will speak to students of the Institute for European Studies.

Visit to London, 15 and 16 November

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem visited London on 15 and 16 November 2016. Dijsselbloem spoke at the dinner of the Center for European Reform (CER) and he delivered a keynote speech at the annual European Conference at the UBS. Among others, the Eurogroup President spoke about the banking union, the results of the banking union project and the future of the Eurozone economy. The speech at the UBS was followed by a Q&A session with the press.

About

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.

Mission statement

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.

Mission statement

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.