Policy Paper 145
 

What would a European finance minister do? A proposal

In this Policy paper, Henrik Enderlein and Jörg Haas sketch out in some detail the possible tasks and accountability structure of European finance minister. Such a minister would act as a strong political authority safeguarding the economic and fiscal interests of the euro area.

|   28/10/2015             |   Henrik Enderlein   |   Jörg Haas             |   Economics and finance
Policy Paper

In this policy paper, Henrik Enderlein and Jörg Haas sketch out in some detail the possible tasks and accountability structure of European finance minister (EU-FM). Such a minister would act as a strong political authority safeguarding the economic and fiscal interests of the euro area as a whole.

The paper focuses on three topics:
1. What competences would the EU-FM have?
2. What would the EU-FM’s ‘ministry’ and policy tools look like?
3. To whom would the EU-FM be accountable?

This Policy paper is published in French, English and German.