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What to Expect from Eurogroup Meeting?

Posted Monday, February 11, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Eurogroup Meetings – The Eurogroup meetings are normally held in Brussels and attended by the Eurogroup President, Finance Ministers from Euro area member states, the Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, and the President of the European Central Bank.
The aim of this meeting is to discuss a range of financial issues, such as Euro support mechanisms and government finances. Though the meetings are closed to the press, the officials usually talk with reporters throughout the day. The time of the meeting isn’t confirmed yet, however, it’s most likely to start during the European session.

Election of a new ECB Executive Board member

The Eurogroup will discuss the nomination for the upcoming vacancy at the ECB. Following the call for applications at the January Eurogroup meeting, the President of the Eurogroup received one candidature. Ireland put forward its Central Bank Governor Philip Lane to succeed Peter Praet, whose term of office expires on 31 May. We may not see any direct impact on the EUR/USD today.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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