Prime Minister Ansip taking part in European Council meeting

12.12.2012 | 16:33

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Prime Minister Andrus Ansip is participating at a European Council meeting in Brussels on 13 and 14 December. The meeting of heads of state and government of the European Union is essentially a continuation of the Council meeting held in October, where the future of the Eurozone was discussed.

The holder of the presidency of the Council has set the goal of agreeing on short- and long-term goals and actions for strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union.

The basis for the discussions is the presidency holder’s report and the “roadmap” published by the European Commission. The aim of the meeting is to reach consensus on what action to be tackled next, and at what pace.

Estonia considers it most important to follow rules already agreed upon, including more effective monitoring of the Euro Plus Pact and implementing banking oversight. With regard to additional proposals and steps, Estonia supports, as a priority, measures that strengthen the direction of existing decisions, meaning that they must ensure above all that member states adhere to financial discipline.

The prime minister sent a letter to the presidency holder on 30 November outlining Estonia’s primary expectations and positions.

The report that is the basis for discussions can be found at http://www.european-council.europa.eu/council-meetings.aspx?lang=et

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Villu Känd of the Government Office Communication Unit (+372 52 754 24).

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