“I would like to thank the ECB President for the exchange on current topics. The current high inflation is causing many politicians and citizens great concern, which we must take seriously. Many fear that prices will continue to rise. Price stability must remain the most important goal of European monetary policy,” said Finance Minister Magnus Brunner (ÖVP) after the meeting. The focus of the deliberations of the Eurogroup finance ministers was the current economic development, the equity base of European companies after the crisis and the growth and stability pact.
In addition to Lagarde, Brunner also met with EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni and Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintarė Skaistė on Monday.