EU finance ministers: When is the kick-off for fiscal reforms?

At their informal meeting this Saturday in Prague, the finance ministers of the 27 EU states are taking another stab at reaching a unified line on debt sustainability and safeguarding sound budgets. The goal of the debate is to provide the European Commission with guideposts for appropriate reform proposals of EU fiscal rules. The Commission intends to present its ideas for a future stability- and growth-oriented EU fiscal policy in the coming weeks. The topic is also again on the agenda of the regular Ecofin meeting on October 4.

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