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Parliamentary questions
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6 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Lídia Pereira, Paulo Rangel, José Manuel Fernandes, Álvaro Amaro, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Member States’ failure to comply with the Stability and Growth Pact

The Stability and Growth Pact is an agreement concluded between all Member States. The Pact, which is binding, is based on Articles 121 and 126 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The Commission and the Council of Ministers monitor compliance by Member States and issue recommendations.

However, a number of Member States, particularly France, defaulted on their commitments vis-à-vis the Pact in 2019. Furthermore, according to the Commission’s analyses of the Member States’ budgets, several countries are at risk of non-compliance with the Pact in 2020.

We would therefore like to ask:

What will the consequences be of non-compliance for countries such as France, whose deficit for 2019 stands at 3.1%? Emmanuel Macron, who in 2019 demanded that Member States comply with the Pact, now says that it belongs to the last century. What is the Commission’s reaction to the comments made by the French President, who now appears to be the ad hoc negative legislator?

Supporter (1)

(1) This question is supported by a Member other than the authors: Maria da Graça Carvalho (PPE)
Original language of question: PT
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