Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (ECOFIN)

Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)







National Palace of Culture

The Bulgarian Minister of Finance, Vladislav Goranov, will host the informal meeting of EU ministers of finance and economy to be held on 27 and 28 April at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The day will start with a Eurogroup meeting. After that, during the first session of the informal meeting, the ministers of finance and economy and the central bankers of the EU will discuss the convergence policy inside and outside the Euro area, as well as the further reduction of fragmentation within the Capital Markets Union.

The second day of the meeting will be devoted to improving revenue collection and fighting tax fraud in the single market, as well as to corporate taxation and the taxation of the digital economy.



Arrival and handshake


Arrival and handshake (part 2)


Arrival and handshake (part 3)



Arrival and handshake (part 4)




Family photo


Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on the working relations between the European Commission and the European Stability Mechanism


Press conference








Family photo and press conference


27 April 2018 | Friday

08:20 – 09:00

Arrivals of delegations for the Eurogroup: doorstep and handshake

09:00 - 12:00

Eurogroup Meeting

(Conference Hall 3)

12:00 - 12:30

Eurogroup Press Conference

(Hall 6)

12:20 - 13:00

Arrivals of delegations for the ECOFIN meeting: doorstep and handshake

13:00 - 14:30

Working lunch

14:45 - 17:00

Working session I

Convergence in the EU - Inside and outside the Euro area; Further reducing fragmentation within the Capital markets union (competition /cooperation among financial centers within the Capital markets union);

17:00 - 17:15

Family Photo

17:15 - 17:45

ECOFIN Press Conference

(Hall 6)

28 April 2018 | Saturday

08:45 - 09:30

Arrivals and Doorstep

09:30 - 11:00

Working Session II

Towards a common agenda for modern tax administrations: Improving revenue collection and fighting tax fraud in the single market

11:15 - 12:30

Working Session III

A renewed approach for corporate taxation in the Single Market and tax challenges of the digitalization of the economy

12:30 - 13:00

ECOFIN Press Conference

(Hall 6)

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