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Publications

Each year the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) publishes a wide range of publications for experts and the general public. European Economy and its subseries focus on economic and macroeconomic analyses, research, studies and reports contributing to the economic and policy debate. In addition, a variety of periodicals and newsletters, leaflets, booklets and posters cover all aspects of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the euro.

Quarterly report on the euro area

Quarterly report on the euro area

This series intends to contribute to a better understanding of economic developments in the euro area and to improve the quality of the public debate surrounding the area's economic policy.

 
European Economy

European Economy

This series contains major reports and communications from the Commission to the Council and the Parliament on the economic situation and economic developments. It includes economic forecasts, the EU economy review, euro area and public finances reports.

 
European Economy - Economic Papers

European Economy - Economic Papers

Economic Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs or by experts working in association with them. The series intends to increase awareness of the analytical work done on EU economic issues and to seek comments and suggestions for further analyses.

 
European Economy - Occasional Papers

European Economy - Occasional Papers

Occasional Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, by experts working in association with them, and by affiliated bodies. The series intends to increase awareness of the policy related work done and covers a wide spectrum of subjects.

 
ECFIN Economic Briefs

ECFIN Economic Briefs

This series showcases new policy-related analysis and research by DG ECFIN staff on a variety of topics.

 
European business cycle indicators

European business cycle indicators

This quarterly publication provides short-term analysis based on the joint harmonised EU programme of business and consumer surveys.

 
Bond market notes

Bond market notes

These monthly notes look at the volumes of debt issued, the maturity structures, and the conditions in the market. Each quarter the note looks in greater detail at the market and at the factors behind the more substantial changes. The quarterly note also considers a specific topic or theme in the bond markets.

 
Country Focus

Country Focus

This series provides within the broader economic and policy debate a concise analysis of a topical economic issue concerning one or more Member States.

 
EU Candidate and Pre-accession Countries Economies Quarterly - CCEQ

EU Candidate and Pre-accession Countries Economies Quarterly - CCEQ

CCEQ - EU Candidate and Pre-Accession Countries Economies Quarterly. Release calendar and link to pdf file

 

External Studies

External Studies

 

Research on economic growth and the EMU

The crisis has had a deep impact on Europe's growth trajectory and on macroeconomic stability. It has forced a rethink of the architecture of EMU that has already led to a substantial overhaul of policies in a broad range of areas. Serious challenges remain, however, and the overhaul remains unfinished business.

 
Archive of discontinued series

Archive of discontinued series

Series of publications on economic and financial affairs which have been discontinued.

 

While you can access publications on this website via its chronological and thematic organisation, this section gives you an overview of our current annual series output and the archives of previous years.

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