Council of the EU and European Council, Economy, finance, tax and competition
The Council is due to adopt conclusions on:
The Council, on the basis of a report from the Court of Auditors, is expected to approve a recommendation, which will be forwarded to the European Parliament, on the discharge to be given to the Commission for implementation of the EU's general budget for 2011.
Furthermore, the Council is expected to endorse EU terms of reference in preparation for the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, which will be held in Moscow on 15-16 February 2013. The terms of reference contain common positions for both the EU institutions and EU member states on the various issues on the agenda.
A Presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.