omas Wieser, head of e Eurogroup Working Group of senior officials who prepare isions of euro zone finance ministers, In an interview wi Austrian broadcaster ORF aired on Saturday, Wieser cited e danger at e euro zone’s debt crisis could flare . For e Swiss Olympic a lete, see omas Wieser (a lete). omas Wieser (born 1954) is an American-Austrian economist working for e European Union. He was e president of Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) of e EU as well as e president of e Eurogroup Working Group (EWG), bo advisory bodies of e Eurogroup, until February .Alma mater: University of Innsbruck, University of . Former Eurogroup President omas Wieser arrives for a European Finance Ministers meeting at e European Convention Center in Luxembourg in . EPA-EFE/ IEN NAND. e Euro has known significant turbulences e past years. You have been at . omas Wieser to chair expert work on European financial architecture for development aid Brussels, 06/02/ (Agence Europe) Retired Austrian diplomat omas Wieser, who chaired e euro group responsible for preparing e Eurogroup's work, will direct e work of e future group of eminent people who will assess e European financial. Since uary , e post of President of e Eurogroup Working Group has been held by omas Wieser, who is also President of e Economic and Financial Committee. When omas Wieser, e European Council’s behind- e-scenes economic ringleader, was preparing to attend e University of Colorado-Boulder in his 20s, e Austrian had a panic attack. Terrified his classmates would know more an he did about ma ematic economics — his subject of study — he got to campus weeks before classes started and raced rough e course materials in e library. It was also announced in e Eurogroup at Portugal intends to do a fur er repayment to e IMF. I welcome at and e ministers welcome at because is will improve Portugal’s debt sustainability. A final word of ank you to omas Wieser for his excellent work as Chairman of e Eurogroup, Working Group, and EFC for e last six years. 09, · Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and head of e group of euro-area finance ministers, center, speaks to journalists ahead of a Eurogroup meeting of . omas Wieser 136 39 ECONOMICS CONFERENCE – ket discipline will be sufficient for nudging e public sector to- was firmly confined to e Euro-group meetings of Finance Minis-ters, and us reflected e fiscal approach to policy coordination as laid down in e Treaty. Wieser expressed his optimism at a deal would be reached on e matter during e e 15 EuroGroup meeting. At e next EuroGroup on e 15 we will agree wi a 95 chance , he said. But it’s Wieser who has been central to e technical discussions surrounding e five bailout deals and crisis talks, which helped hold e eurozone countries toge er. Wieser’s work as EWG chief underpins e political discourse among eurozone finance ministers, who regularly meet behind closed doors to discuss e economic and financial affairs of e countries sharing Europe's single currency. omas Wieser omas Wieser (born 1954) is an American-Austrian economist working for e European Union. He was e president of Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) of e EU as well as e president of e Eurogroup Working Group (EWG), bo advisory bodies of e Eurogroup. In 2004 e ministers ided to elect a president and in 2008, e group held a summit of heads of state and government, ra er an Ministers of Finance, for e first time. is became known as e Euro summit and has held meetings irregularly during e financial crisis. Goodbye omas Wieser Jim Brunsden in Brussels February 4 When eurozone finance ministers ga er in Brussels later is mon it will k e beginning of a new era: it will be eir first. 09, · But for omas Wieser, who used to lead e group of senior aides who prepared Eurogroup meetings, more important was at ministers like Schaeuble did eir homework. A deep command of e issues. 15, · Tuomas Saarenheimo, e only o er candidate, dropped out of e race on ursday, making it virtually certain at Hans Vijlbrief will lead e influential Brussels-based committee, which prepares e meetings of eurozone finance ministers, e Eurogroup. omas Wieser (l) speaking to Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem in e . 1979: Magister in Economics, University of Innsbruck: 1980-1981: Fulbright Scholarship, University of Colorado, Boulder: 1981-1982: Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. File:Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (ECOFIN). Handshake, Eurogroup Toomas Tõniste and omas Wieser (37047748006).. 29, · omas Wieser (Eurogroup Working Group) How to finance e recovery has been e major policy debate of recent weeks, and not only e outcome but also e discussion itself will influence economic and political developments for years to come. How much, for whom, and which instruments are of course e main points of contention. Apr 16, · omas Wieser (right), former president of e Eurogroup Working Group, will chair e High-Level Group of Wise Persons, tasked wi proposing changes to . e euro crisis is behind us but we are confronted wi a structural grow crisis, omas Wieser, who heads e working group at prepares isions at meetings of e euro zone's finance. 19, · e meeting will also appoint Hans Vijlbrief as e newly-elected President of e Eurogroup Working Group, in e place of omas Wieser, while it will also be informed on e progress of post-programme mission to Portugal. Related. 02, · e re ks from omas Wieser, head of e Eurogroup Working Group of senior officials who prepare isions of euro zone finance ministers, . omas Wieser Former President Eurogroup Working Group/EFC Deepening e Economic and Monetary Union from Today’s Perspective I present some considerations for com-pleting e set-up of e Euro. ey are framed against e present topical po-litical debates, and how I assess e fea-sibility of a set of solutions. e envis-. As one of e most influential Eurogroup figures during e previous crisis, omas Wieser chaired e preparatory meetings of eurozone finance ministers between and . 05, · Greece and its European creditors will not reach a comprehensive agreement by next week, as it was expected, e chairman of e eurogroup working group, omas Wieser, told US TV channel CNBC on. 17, · omas Wieser, e EU official who runs preparations for Eurogroup meetings, hopes Greece will be able to tap international kets for money between autumn is year and spring , he . 01, · It is he and his technocrats at dictate e agenda for Eurogroup meetings. Above: Former President of e Euro Working Group (EWG) omas Wieser and lan Costello wi en Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Grexit is now off e table, e head of e Eurogroup Working Group omas Wieser said on Friday, while speaking at e Delphi Economic Institutions Present Draft Agreement to A ens as. In April , Tuomas Saarenheimo was appointed full-time Chairman of e Economic and Financial Committee, which prepares e ECOFIN Council and promotes policy coordination among EU member states, and of e Eurogroup Working Group. Prior to at, Tuomas Saarenheimo was Permanent Under-Secretary at e Ministry of Finance, Finland, responsible for International and Financial matters. Apart from Mr. Dijsselbloem, e mini-EuroGroup will also be attended by ECB member Benoit Coeure, Poul omsen from e IMF, omas Wieser President of e EuroWorking Group. 26, · ere is also omas Wieser, Dijsselbloem’s deputy, to take into account. As president of e working group of officials behind e Eurogroup meetings he was, in Varoufakis’s words, ‘ e most powerful man in Brussels’. Wieser circulated an unsigned ‘non-paper’ (a nice Orwellian touch) which made it clear at Greece should expect. 19, · Jean-Claude cker's reform plan should inspire EU member states to build a common vision for an after-Brexit bloc and not to quarrel about details, omas Wieser. omas Wieser, e EU official who runs preparations for Eurogroup meetings, hopes Greece will be able to tap international kets for money between autumn is year and spring , he told ORF. 26, · My forecast is at an extension of e (Greek bailout) programme will have to happen and is, of course, will help bo sides to approach one ano er, omas Wieser, president of e Euro Working Group at prepares isions for meetings of euro zone finance minister, told Austrian broadcaster ORF. In is paper, e au or looks at e implications arising from e focus of e Recovery and Resilience Plans in e context of e European Semester. By: omas Wieser Date: ober 12, Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance is study was prepared for e European Parliament’s ECON Committee. e study is available on e European Parliament’s online database, ‘ inkTank‘. 02, · 11.00 Meeting wi former chairman of e Euro Working Group omas Wieser 13.00 Keynote speech at Europe’s next stage , CEPS Ideas Lab (e Egg) 15.30 Presentation of letters of credentials. Friday 6 ch 11.00 Meeting wi Michel Barnier, Head of e Task Force for relations wi e United Kingdom. e head of e council of economic advisers, Giorgos Houliarakis, is due to meet on Friday in Brussels wi lan Costello of e European Commission, Klaus Masuch of e ECB and Rishi Goyal of e IMF. e head of e Euro Working Group, omas Wieser, will also take part in e meeting. It is he and his technocrats at dictate e agenda for Eurogroup meetings. Below: Former President of e Euro Working Group (EWG) omas Wieser and lan Costello (centre) wi e en Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis See More. e People's Movement. Today at 4:40 AM. 19, · VIENNA, t 19 (Reuters) - Jean-Claude cker's reform plan should inspire EU member states to build a common vision for an after-Brexit bloc and not to quarrel about details, omas Wieser, e EU official who runs preparations for Eurogroup meetings, said on Tuesday. VIENNA (Reuters) - omas Wieser, e EU official who runs preparations for Eurogroup meetings, hopes Greece will be able to tap international kets for money between autumn is year and spring. e meeting of e Euro Working Group (EWG) ended on Tuesday wi no agreement on whe er e implementation of e short-term debt relief measures for Greece can go ahead, al ough e impasse be overcome if Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos sends a letter of clarification regarding e recent handouts pledged by e government. New Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis in meeting wi omas Wieser president of Euro Working Group and Jeroen Dijselbloem president of Eurogroup, at e Finance ministry in A ens, on uary Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images. Apr 28, · e strange meeting wi Merkel’s go between. Jeroen referred me to e president of e Eurogroup Working Group... omas Wieser! And what was Wieser’s verdict, now at he . 23, · Eurozone finance ministers formally appointed e Ne erlands' Hans Vijlbrief as president of e Eurogroup working group (EWG), e body at prepares e Eurogroup meetings, on Monday. Vijlbrief, who was until en treasurer general at e Dutch ministry of finance, had been elected in ember by e EWG. He will take office on 1 February.