Staff from the European Commission (EC), in liaison with the European Central Bank (ECB), carried out the fourth post-programme surveillance visit to Spain from 5 to 8 October. The European Stability Mechanism participated in the meetings on aspects related to its own Early Warning System.
The European Commission today adopted its Opinion on the Draft Budgetary Plan (DBP) of Spain for 2016. Spain has been in the corrective arm of the Stability and Growth Pact since April 2009 and has been asked to correct its excessive deficit by 2016. In its DBP, Spain expects the general government deficit to decline to 4.2% of GDP this year and 2.8% in 2016, in line with recommended targets under the excessive deficit procedure and down from 5.8% in 2014.
At the Copenhagen conference in 2009, developed countries committed to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020 from a wide variety of sources to help developing countries cope with the effects of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon development path.
In September 2015, the Economic Sentiment and Business Climate Indicators both showed improvements in the euro area and the EU at large.
Οι φόροι δεν χρησιμεύουν μόνο για τη χρηματοδότηση δημόσιων υπηρεσιών. Μπορούν επίσης να στηρίξουν την ανάπτυξη, την απασχόληση, τις επενδύσεις, την ανταγωνιστικότητα και την κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη. Μάθετε πώς η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή ενθαρρύνει την εξυπνότερη φορολογία.