The Dec. 4-5 meetings in Brussels will address draft national budgets of countries of the euro area, issues of the Greece program and tax burdens on labour force.
The euro group meeting will elect a new chairman, while representatives of the European Union will also address deepening of the Economic Monetary Union (EMU) and completion of the banking union.
Ecofin will address strengthening of the banking union, hearing a progress report about the European deposit insurance system, discussing risk reduction measures and the progress in the action plan regarding bad loans.
The Ecofin council is planned approve conclusions on the list of jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with the EU on taxes, also exchanging opinions on the implementation of the 2018 European semester.
Lithuania’s immigration rate more than doubled in the first half of this year compared with a year ago, while its emigration rate fell by almost one-fourth, according to the latest official statistics. […]