On 20 March the Magyar Nemzeti Bank hosted a working meeting of six Central European central bank governors in Budapest. The meeting was the third in the row of regular meetings of governors of central banks of the region following in each case the regular March General Council Meeting of the European System of Central Banks.

The governors of regional central banks discussed matters of mutual interest and, among others agreed to continue the in-depth monitoring of their financial systems and agreed to extend the cooperation to further strengthen the macroprudential oversight throughout the region.

The participants discussed the impact of the financial crisis on the Central European economies and the various policy responses of the participating countries.

The participants of the 20 March 2009 meeting have been the governors of Banka Slovenije, Česká národní banka, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, Národná Banka Slovenska and Oesterreichische Nationalbank.