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The EurogroupHow a Secretive Circle of Finance Ministers Shape European Economic Governance$
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Uwe Puetter

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074035

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074035.001.0001

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(p.160) 7 Conclusion
The Eurogroup

Uwe Puetter

Manchester University Press

This chapter concludes the book by highlighting the institutional implications of this study for economic governance in the EMU and the wider EU. The Eurogroup represents a framework for routinised informal policy dialogue among the euro area's key decision makers. In this context the deliberative style of the informal discussions plays a pivotal role. The chapter highlights which lessons can be learnt in the area of the EMU from the experiences gained within the Eurogroup. In this context, the discussion pays particular attention to the consequences for economic governance within the euro area of the enlargement of the EU by ten new member states in 2004. Moreover, it considers the future use of deliberative intergovernmentalism in the light of concerns that the creation of informal negotiation settings at the intergovernmental level contradicts basic democratic principles. Finally, the discussion points to the possible use of this governance mode in other policy areas than the EMU.

Keywords:   economic governance, EMU, Eurogroup, EU, deliberative intergovernmentalism

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