(European Economy. Occasional Papers. 52. July 2009.
Brussels. 62pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. Free.)
KC-AH-09-052-EN-C ISBN: 978-92-79-11266-9 ISSN: 1725-3195
Summary for non-specialists
The document contains the EU Commission's assessments of the 2009 Economic and Fiscal Programmes of the currently 4 potential candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The programmes are precursors of similar programmes, which EU Member states are supposed to submit. They should present a short description of recent economic developments, a medium macroeconomic framework, a chapter presenting the medium-term fiscal programme and an overview of intended structural reforms. The EU Commission assesses, whether the documents respect the required format and information and whether the programme is plausible and in line with the country's accession perspective.
JEL classification H1, H5, H6, H7, K3, O4