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The first report on the implementation of the 2003 - 2005 Broad Economic Policy Guidelines

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Communication COM(2004) 20 final

 

The Commission presented a detailed and thorough report on the action taken (or planned) in the course of 2003 in response to the 2003-05 Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs). The report is an important tool for monitoring progress. It serves two purposes:

  • First, it makes an assessment of the degree of implementation of the 2003-05 BEPGs so far. As such it is part of the monitoring and surveillance process (in accordance with Treaty Article 99 (3)) to ensure that the guidelines are followed up.
  • Second, it presents the necessary analysis for the preparation of the 2004 update of the BEPGs. As this is the first Implementation Report following the move to multi-annual guidelines, it can only provide a preliminary assessment. The assessment will be stepped up gradually the closer we get to the full review of the BEPGs planned for 2006.

    The report consists of two parts:
  • The first part is a Commission Communication. It presents a first evaluation of the degree of implementation of the 2003-05 BEPGs so far. In so doing, it mentions Member States where necessary.
  • The second part is a working document of the Commission services. It presents a first assessment for each Member States individually on the degree of implementation of the country-specific recommendations in the 2003-05 BEPGs.
(European Economy. 01. January 2004. Luxembourg. 160pp. )

KC-AR-004-001-EN-C (online)
ISBN 92-894-4956-X (online)
ISSN 0379-0991

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