The Eurogroup adopts its work programme every 6 months. Each programme broadly defines the main areas on which the Eurogroup plans to focus its efforts. It also sets out preliminary agendas for upcoming Eurogroup meetings. These agendas are indicative and may change according to circumstances.
Economic recovery in the euro area has remained moderate for four consecutive years and needs to be reinforced. In the second half of 2016, the Eurogroup will therefore focus primarily on sustainable economic growth and job creation. The Eurogroup will particularly encourage the implementation of structural reforms and sound fiscal policies.
In the second half of 2016, the Eurogroup intends to focus its work on:
The Eurogroup plans to:
The Eurogroup will continue to review the ongoing economic adjustment programme in Greece.
It will also be involved in the post-programme surveillance process in countries that have received financial assistance in the past, in particular Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
The Eurogroup will continue to work on further strengthening the banking union.
The Eurogroup will also continue to provide input for the EU leaders' discussions on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and the preparation of international meetings. It will also aim for greater transparency in its work.