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The EU is facing significant challenges in the face of the worst global recession in 50 years. To improve economic performance reforms are necessary to strengthen innovation, deepen the single market, aid transition to a low-carbon economy and improve access to European markets.
The EU has a significant interest in opposing rising protectionist sentiment and undertaking further trade liberalisation. There is considerable scope to improve the targeting of agricultural payments.
High expectations surrounded the two waves of eastward EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, with the extension of the EU Internal Market being expected to deliver a substantial boost to economic growth in new and old member States alike.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.
This paper constructs a broad measure of financial conditions for the United States, Japan, the Euro Area and the United Kingdom, by extending monetary condition indices which are traditionally used to gauge the impact of monetary policy on the economy.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the European Union.
Although the European authorities should be commended for the progress they have made in updating and improving frameworks and responding to the financial turmoil, more can be done.
The first decade of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been a success, but the onset of recession amid ongoing financial turmoil has created new challenges.
Financial integration and development raise the likelihood of cross-border financial contagion. Further improvements are needed to European regulatory and supervisory frameworks to ensure financial stability.