Eurogroup Working Group
The Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) provides assistance to the Eurogroup and its President in preparing ministers' discussions.
It brings together representatives of the finance ministers of the euro area countries, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
The EWG is the main body providing assistance to both the Eurogroup and its President in preparing ministers' discussions.
The group usually meets once a month ahead of Eurogroup meetings.
The Working Group President
The Eurogroup Working Group members elect a President for a period of four years, which may be extended by a further two years.
Thomas Wieser has held the position of Eurogroup Working Group President since January 2012.
It is full-time role, in line with the agreement by the heads of state or government of the euro area of 26 October 2011, and is based in Brussels in the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.
Last updated: 20/12/2012