President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, travels to Estonia and Finland

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

The Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, is travelling to Estonia and Finland for a series of meetings.

On Wednesday 2 March in Tallinn, Minister Donohoe will meet with Finance Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, to discuss the current geo-political situation, and also to discuss Eurogroup issues including the Economic Governance Review and Banking Union. He will also meet with Madis Müller, President of the Central Bank of Estonia.

While in Estonia, Minister Donohoe will take part in a special ECOFIN video conference meeting to discuss the economic and financial aspects of the situation in Ukraine.

On Thursday 3 March, Minister Donohoe will travel to Helsinki to meet with Finance Minister Annika Saarikko. He will also have a meeting with Matti Vanhanen, Speaker of the Parliament of Finland. In addition, he will meet with Dr Olli Rehn, Governor of the Central Bank of Finland.

“These dark times only underscore the importance of diplomacy, solidarity, and unity. We are taking action to respond decisively to the exceptional and egregious Russian invasion of Ukraine. Nonetheless, we must also continue our work on the policy issues that form the foundations of our Union. I am pleased to be able to travel in person to meet with my Eurogroup colleagues in their capital cities, to discuss these issues. We will continue our work to strengthen and deepen our Economic and Monetary Union”. – Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup

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