In the field of economic and monetary union (EMU), the ECO Section covers coordination of economic and monetary policy, broad economic policy guidelines, stability and growth pact, enlargement of the euro zone and other issues relating to economic governance.
The remit of the ECO Section covers the financial perspectives, own resources and the budget of the European Union and statistical questions.
In the field of taxation, the ECO Section is responsible for dealing with problems relating to tax harmonisation and the approximation of laws in this field.
It also addresses issues relating to the financial markets and the integration of these markets.
In the field of economic and social cohesion, the remit of the ECO Section embraces regional and structural policy and cohesion policy.
The ECO Section is also responsible for spatial planning, urban policy and metropolitan areas.
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