Presidency work programme
The Luxembourg presidency presented its work programme, and the Council held an exchange of views.
The presidency puts investment at the heart of its agenda. It will ensure swift implementation of the EU's action plan on investment, and will support the creation of a capital markets union.
It will also pursue negotiations on a number of legislative proposals dealing with financial services, and will make fighting tax fraud and tax evasion a high priority.
"Luxembourg has presented a comprehensive work programme and I am glad to see that the priorities are shared by our partners in the Council and the Commission", commented Pierre Gramegna, minister for finance of Luxembourg and president of the Council. "As a presidency, we will work hard to build bridges and find compromises in order to achieve concrete progress on all the items in our agenda."