European Union


19-November-2012

English

The euro: A message of solidarity

by Charles Jenkins, Writer, Commentator and former Director of Western Europe Country Analysis, Economist Intelligence Unit, London. The EU’s crisis has as much to do with leadership and solidarity as resolving fiscal and debt problems. It is time to dispense with caricatures and write the next chapter in the EU’s ongoing history. And for that, clear and transparent data will be needed.

2-July-2012

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Europe's new fiscal rules

Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

15-December-2010

English

Improving fiscal performance through fiscal councils

There is growing interest in the role of independent fiscal institutions, or fiscal councils, in helping to improve fiscal performance.

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22-July-2010

English

European Union: Catching up and inflation: Balassa-Samuelson, Engel’s law and other culprits

This study analyses the impact of economic catching up on annual inflation rates in the European Union with a special focus on the new member countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

26-March-2009

English

Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators

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.

14-January-2009

English

Economic Survey of the Euro Area 2009: Fiscal Policy

The economic downturn and the financial turmoil are intensifying fiscal pressures. In the longer-term, progress towards fiscal sustainability and improving the quality of the public finances remain priorities.

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