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Economic and Financial Committee on EU Government Bills and Bonds Markets

Economic and Financial Committee on EU Government Bills and Bonds Markets

Web site of the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) Sub-Committee on EU Government Bills and Bonds Markets, set up to facilitate the provision of information available to bond and bill markets participants.
The Sub-Committee is comprised of members from all EU Member States responsible for managing public debt - typically from the debt office, finance ministry or central bank depending on national structures. The European Commission and the European Central Bank are also represented in the Sub-Committee.
The Sub-Committee was first established in December 1997 under the chairmanship of GrĂ©goire Brouhns to study the modalities of debt re-denomination in stage 3 of EMU and other issues related to government bonds and bills markets in the context of the changeover to the euro. Since then the mandate of the Sub-committee has been to promote further the integration and a better functioning of EU government bond markets.
Where appropriate, the findings of the Sub-Committee will be made available to market participants and the public through this web site. This site also provides access to the published reports of the Sub-Committee, in addition to details of Member States' issuance programmes and a list of contact persons in the national public debt offices.