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The Eurogroup: How a Secretive Circle of Finance Ministers Shape European Economic Governance

Uwe Puetter


This book a study on the work of the Eurogroup—monthly informal meetings between euro area finance ministers, the Commission and the European Central Bank. It demonstrates how this small, secretive circle of senior decision-makers shapes European economic governance through a routinised informal policy dialogue. Although the role of the Eurogroup has been contested since before the group's creation, its actual operation has never been subject to systematic evaluation. This book opens the doors of the meeting room and shows how an understanding of the interplay of formal provisions and informal ... More

Keywords: Eurogroup, euro area, finance ministers, Commission, European Central Bank, European economic governance, European decision-making, voluntary policy coordination, member states, informal negotiations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074035
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uwe Puetter, author