CR Presidency to the EU

Information published during the Czech EU Presidency (2008-2009) - Ministry of Finance - CZ PRES.



Last ECOFIN meeting under the auspices of the Czech Presidency

On Tuesday 9 June, for the last time during the Czech Presidency, EU Ministers responsible for finance and economy will meet in Luxembourg. The ECOFIN meeting will be chaired by Czech Finance Minister and ECOFIN President Eduard Janota.


Sweden takes over the EU Council Presidency from the Czech Republic on 1 July 2009

The main priorities of the Swedish Presidency include the fight against the consequences of the economic crisis and against climate change. Sweden and the preceding French and Czech Presidencies form the Trio Presidency. The rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union is held for six months by each Member State in turn. However, the Presidencies work in Trios so as to maintain the continuity in the running of the Council.


Finance Minister Eduard Janota takes the floor at COSAC

On 10 – 12 May Prague hosts the 41st Conference of Community and European Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC). In today’s part of the meeting the parliamentarians discussed among other things the current economic and financial situation in Europe. Czech Finance Minister Eduard Janota and former Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek addressed the conference as well.


EU Finance Ministers meet at ECOFIN Council

After the April informal meeting held in Prague, the EU Finance Ministers met again in Brussels.

  • European Union Presidency Conclusions of the Ministerial Dialogue between the Economic and Finance Ministers of the EU and the Candidate Countries - on 5 May 2009, Brussels


Czech Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek attends IMF and WB meetings

On 25–26 April, Washington hosted the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB). The Czech delegation was headed by Miroslav Kalousek, the Czech Finance Minister and WB governor on behalf of the Czech Republic, and Zdeněk Tůma, the Governor of the Czech National Bank representing at the same time the Czech Republic as the IMF Governor.