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Economic Adjustment Programme for Ireland - Autumn 2013 Review

Author(s): European Commission

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A joint EC/IMF/ECB mission visited Dublin during October 29-November 7 2013 to conduct the twelfth and final review mission under the Economic Adjustment Programme. The mission found that programme implementation remains robust overall, even though domestic vulnerabilities and external risks remain important and will require on-going commitment from the authorities to reforms after the programme expires.

This report by European Commission services provides a summary of the main findings of the mission, including an assessment of compliance with the programme conditionality, and an overview of challenges faced by Ireland ahead. The most important challenges concern the large government deficit and high public debt, the substantial level of non-performing loans on banks' balance sheets and the high level of unemployment. The document contains the updated programme documents in the annex.

The completion of the 12th review prepares the release of EUR 0.8 billion from the EFSM and EUR 0.6 billion from the IMF. This will bring the total amount authorised for disbursement under the programme to 100% of the overall international assistance of EUR 67.5 bn.

(European Economy. Occasional Papers 167. December 2013. Brussels. PDF. 92pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)

KC-AH-13-167-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-31395-0 (online)
doi: 10.2765/29409 (online)

JEL classification: F33, G01, H6

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.