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Macro-Financial Assistance to EU Member States - State of Play, October 2017

09-10-2017

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States receiving financial assistance from the ESM, the EFSF, the EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. It also covers the post-programme reviews undertaken by the European Commission (EC) in liaison with the ECB (Post-Programme Surveillance, PPS), the IMF (Post-Programme Monitoring, PPM) and the ESM (Early Warning System, EWS).

This document provides regularly updated information on EU Member States receiving financial assistance from the ESM, the EFSF, the EFSM, the EU balance of payments assistance facility, other Member States and/or the IMF. It also covers the post-programme reviews undertaken by the European Commission (EC) in liaison with the ECB (Post-Programme Surveillance, PPS), the IMF (Post-Programme Monitoring, PPM) and the ESM (Early Warning System, EWS).

Greece's financial assistance programme (September 2017)

04-10-2017

This briefing provides an overview of the economic situation in Greece and the main elements of the third financial assistance programme. This briefing is regularly updated (this version replaces the version published on 22 June 2017).

This briefing provides an overview of the economic situation in Greece and the main elements of the third financial assistance programme. This briefing is regularly updated (this version replaces the version published on 22 June 2017).

Structural Budget Balances in EU Member States

27-09-2017

Structural budget balances play an important role in the fiscal policy frameworks of the EU both as part of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) and in the implementation of the balanced budget rule by the contracting parties of the intergovernmental Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the EMU (the fiscal section of the Treaty is called “Fiscal Compact”). This document provides a short overview of the concept and application of the structural balance rule(s) in ...

Structural budget balances play an important role in the fiscal policy frameworks of the EU both as part of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) and in the implementation of the balanced budget rule by the contracting parties of the intergovernmental Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the EMU (the fiscal section of the Treaty is called “Fiscal Compact”). This document provides a short overview of the concept and application of the structural balance rule(s) in the EU. It will be regularly updated, in particular, the annex that shows progress made (based on the latest Commission forecast) by Member States in reaching their structural budget commitments under the preventive arm of the SGP. his briefing provides an overview of the role played by independent national fiscal bodies in the preparations of forthcoming budgets in EU Member States.

Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact (September 2017)

26-09-2017

This document gives an overview of key developments under the preventive and corrective arms of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) on the basis of (1) the latest Council decisions and recommendations in the framework of the SGP; (2) the latest European Commission (COM) economic forecast; and (3) the latest COM Opinions on compliance of the Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) of euro area Member States with the SGP. The document is regularly updated.

This document gives an overview of key developments under the preventive and corrective arms of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) on the basis of (1) the latest Council decisions and recommendations in the framework of the SGP; (2) the latest European Commission (COM) economic forecast; and (3) the latest COM Opinions on compliance of the Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) of euro area Member States with the SGP. The document is regularly updated.

The role of national fiscal bodies: State of play (September 2017)

11-09-2017

This briefing provides an overview of the role played by national fiscal institutions in the preparations of forthcoming budgets in EU Member States. As part of the scrutiny of the implementation of the economic governance framework in the European Union, the objective of the briefing is twofold: 1) to give and overview of the extent to which the Stability or Convergence Programmes and the Draft Budgetary Plans contain information about the involvement of independent national fiscal bodies in the ...

This briefing provides an overview of the role played by national fiscal institutions in the preparations of forthcoming budgets in EU Member States. As part of the scrutiny of the implementation of the economic governance framework in the European Union, the objective of the briefing is twofold: 1) to give and overview of the extent to which the Stability or Convergence Programmes and the Draft Budgetary Plans contain information about the involvement of independent national fiscal bodies in the preparation of these programmes/plans; and 2) to give an overview of the current set-up and role of these independent fiscal bodies based on the most recent assessment by the European Commission.

Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN)

10-07-2017

Toomas Töniste, Minister of Finance of Estonia, is participating in the ECON Committee as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Estonia Presidency (July - December 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union “Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council”. This briefing reviews recent developments with regard to Economic Governance issues, including activities in the context of the European Semester, as well ...

Toomas Töniste, Minister of Finance of Estonia, is participating in the ECON Committee as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Estonia Presidency (July - December 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union “Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council”. This briefing reviews recent developments with regard to Economic Governance issues, including activities in the context of the European Semester, as well as the latest developments in completing the Banking Union.

The EU framework for fiscal policies

01-07-2017

To ensure the stability of the Economic and Monetary Union, the framework for avoiding unsustainable public finances needs to be strong. A reform (part of the ‘Six-Pack’) amending the Stability and Growth Pact entered into force at the end of 2011. Another one, the intergovernmental Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (TSCG), including the Fiscal Compact, entered into force early 2013. A regulation on assessing national draft budgetary plans (part of the ‘Two-Pack’) entered into force ...

To ensure the stability of the Economic and Monetary Union, the framework for avoiding unsustainable public finances needs to be strong. A reform (part of the ‘Six-Pack’) amending the Stability and Growth Pact entered into force at the end of 2011. Another one, the intergovernmental Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (TSCG), including the Fiscal Compact, entered into force early 2013. A regulation on assessing national draft budgetary plans (part of the ‘Two-Pack’) entered into force in May 2013.

Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN) - ECON on 19 June 2017

19-06-2017

Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance of Malta, is participating in the ECON Committee as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Maltese Presidency (January - June 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union “Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council”. This briefing reviews recent developments with regard to Economic Governance issues, including activities in the context of the European Semester, as well ...

Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance of Malta, is participating in the ECON Committee as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Maltese Presidency (January - June 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union “Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council”. This briefing reviews recent developments with regard to Economic Governance issues, including activities in the context of the European Semester, as well as the latest developments in completing the Banking Union.

Thematic Overview: Member States whose 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans Were Assessed To Be "At Risk of Non-Compliance" with the Stability and Growth Pact

29-05-2017

This briefing gives an overview of recent European Commission (COM) assessments of the budgetary situation of seven Member States (Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Lithuania, Slovenia and Finland) whose 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) were considered to be “at risk of non-compliance” with their obligations under the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). This briefing may be updated pending new COM and Council decisions.

This briefing gives an overview of recent European Commission (COM) assessments of the budgetary situation of seven Member States (Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Lithuania, Slovenia and Finland) whose 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans (DBPs) were considered to be “at risk of non-compliance” with their obligations under the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). This briefing may be updated pending new COM and Council decisions.

Economic Dialogue with the European Commission on the European Semester Spring 2017 Package - ECON and EMPL on 30 May 2017

29-05-2017

Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Moscovici and Commissioner Thyssen have been invited to an Economic Dialogue in line with the relevant EU law on the European Semester Spring 2017package. This briefing note covers the draft 2017 CSRs, the implementation of CSRs over the period 2012-2016 and recent decisions related to the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact and the Macro-economic Imbalance Procedure.

Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Moscovici and Commissioner Thyssen have been invited to an Economic Dialogue in line with the relevant EU law on the European Semester Spring 2017package. This briefing note covers the draft 2017 CSRs, the implementation of CSRs over the period 2012-2016 and recent decisions related to the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact and the Macro-economic Imbalance Procedure.

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