Update – the minutes of the meeting are available.
Agenda items include a debate on the state of play on own resources, an exchange of views on the presentation of the Presidency Work Programme, adoption of the Council Recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank, adoption of the Country-Specific Recommendations for the European Semester, and information from the Netherlands delegation on aviation taxation and carbon pricing.
Update – Commissioner Pierre Moscovici remarks on fiscal surveillance for Italy is now available.
The Commission took stock today of the additional fiscal effort announced by the Italian authorities this week and concluded that it was material enough not to propose to the Council the opening of an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for Italy’s lack of compliance with the debt criterion at this stage.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today withdrawn the credit rating agency (CRA) registration of Moody’s Investors Service EMEA Limited (MIS EMEA – UK).
The analysis, carried out by the Economic Governance Support Unit, provides summaries of all external experts papers published on the request of the ECON Committee during the 8th parliamentary term (2014-2019). External expertise provide the papers in spring and in autumn of each year, aligned with the semi-annual work programmes of the Eurogroup.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s direct supervisor of credit rating agencies (CRAs), has registered today Inbonis SA as a CRA under the CRA Regulation.