07 Dec, 2022

Liberal Finance Ministers gather ahead of ECOFIN Council

On 6 December, ALDE Party and the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament hosted the 8th Pre-Council Ministerial Meeting ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council in Brussels.

Finance Ministers from Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and the Netherlands met to discuss urgent topics such as the continued European support for Ukraine and the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The meeting was chaired by ALDE Party MEP Morten Løkkegaard, Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group.

List of participants:

  • Sigrid Kaag, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (D66, Netherlands)
  • Annely Akkermann, Minister of Finance (Reform Party, Estonia)
  • Yuriko Backes, Minister of Finance (Democratic Party, Luxembourg)
  • Klemen Boštjančič, Minister of Finance (Svoboda!, Slovenia)
  • Annika Saarikko, Minister of Finance (Centre Party, Finland)
  • Morten Løkkegaard MEP (Venstre, Denmark)
  • Valérie Hayer MEP (Renaissance, France)
  • Ondřej Kovařík MEP (ANO, Czech Republic)

Excused Ministers:

  • Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance (Renaissance, France)
  • Christian Lindner, Minister of Finance (FDP, Germany)

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