The Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, will travel to Madrid today Monday 7th February for a series of bilateral meetings.
Minister Donohoe will meet with his Spanish Eurogroup counterpart Nadia Calviño, Vice-President of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalisation. The focus of the meetings will be the euro area economy and the Eurogroup’s key priorities, including the economic governance of the European Union, the next steps in completing Banking Union, and the future of the digital euro. Minister Donohoe and Vice President Calviño will hold a joint press conference following their meeting. The press conference will be broadcasted here at approximately 14:45 CET.
He will also have a joint public conversation with Vice President Calviño at the Royal Elcano Institute, Spain’s foremost international affairs think-tank, to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead for the euro area in the context of the recovery. For more information on the event, please visit the Elcano Royal Institute website (no registration required).
While in Madrid, Minister Donohoe will also meet with Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Banco de España to discuss the future of Banking Union.
In addition, Minister Donohoe will meet with representatives of Irish agencies working in Spain, including Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, and Bord Bia.