(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)
Good morning and thanks to the organising committee – New Economics Foundation and Finance Watch – for the invitation to speak today.
It is a privilege and a key part of my job as President of Eurogroup to attend and speak at these events and I hope your deliberations go well.
Ideally, I would have liked to have participated “live” but this period is exceptionally busy as a result of both domestic and European work. This includes preparations for the upcoming Irish Budget and of course next week’s Eurogroup meeting.
For today, …