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EU economic situation

Economic policy is geared towards creating steady growth and more jobs in the EU. It addresses both immediate and longer-term challenges in areas such as public finances, macroeconomic imbalances and competitiveness, as well as the impacts of long-term trends such as population ageing and globalisation.

The 2015 European Semester kicked off last November with the Annual Growth Survey, which outlined the new Commission's three-pillar jobs and growth strategy: boosting investment, accelerating structural reforms and pursuing responsible, growth-friendly fiscal consolidation.

Building on these priorities, the Commission published a series of country reports analysing Member States' economic policies, which are summarised in a Communication. The reports include in-depth reviews of macro-economic imbalances in 16 countries.

Country reports published on 26 February 2015.

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