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The 2013 Stability and Convergence Programmes: An Overview

Author(s): Alessandra Cepparulo, Per Eckefeld, Francisco de Castro, Angela d’Elia, Chris Frayne, Matteo Governatori, Ombeline Gras, Asa Johannesson Linden, Gilles Mourre, Stephanie Riso, Etienne Sail, Matteo Salto, Salvatore Serravalle, Marcin Zogala - European Commission

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This paper provides an overview of Member States' 2013 Stability and Convergence Programmes (SCPs), with a focus on fiscal consolidation plans over 2012-2016.  It serves as background for the examination of the SCPs against the requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact - both the corrective and the preventive arm- and provides a global, aggregated view of fiscal policy plans in the Union and the euro area as a whole.  


(European Economy. Occasional Papers 152. June 2013. Brussels. Paper and internet. )

KC-AH-13-152-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-29355-9 (online)
doi: 10.2765/48543 (online)

Occasional Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and cover a wide spectrum of subjects. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the European Commission.

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