Policy Paper

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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.

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.

EMU | EU budget | Euro | Finance