The Council announced that the discussion of the AIFMD planned for Ecofin’s 16 March meeting did not take place. It said it wanted to get the highest level of agreement on the Directive before going ahead, following reports Alistair Darling had notified the Council the UK would not support it in its current form. Ecofin will discuss the draft again at a later date before the end of the Spanish presidency. Elena Salgado, Ecofin Chair, said she was determined to get the Directive through with a high level of agreement.