The euro area impact from the war in Ukraine in the short- and medium term
Ministers discussed economic developments resulting from the Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
Monitoring and assessing these fast-moving developments is crucial for Eurogroup’s coordination of economic policies and promotion of the conditions for stronger economic growth.
Trade-offs in the design of a digital euro between privacy and other policy objectives
Based on input from the ECB and the Commission, ministers discussed privacy considerations related to a digital euro and how they relate to other policy objectives, such as preventing money laundering, illicit financing and tax evasion.
This discussion followed the work plan on the digital euro, agreed by the Eurogroup in July 2021.
Thematic discussion – Housing market developments in the euro area and policy implications
Ministers held a thematic discussion on housing market developments, focused on housing affordability issues.
The discussion took place in the context of rising housing prices over the last years in the euro area.
More information: Press release – European Council