Priorities at EU level : the Annual Growth Survey
Annual Growth Survey 2012
The Commission presented the 2012 Annual Growth Survey on 23 November 2011. Its key message is that Member States have not done enough to enact the measures they have committed to at EU level.
It calls for the EU and Member States to focus on five priorities:
- pursuing differentiated, growth-friendly fiscal consolidation;
- restoring normal lending to the economy;
- promoting growth and competitiveness;
- tackling unemployment and the social consequences of the crisis;
- and modernising public administration.
The Annual Growth Survey includes a list of pending or future proposals aimed at boosting growth, which the Commission wants to be fast-tracked through the EU legislative process.
Annual Growth Survey [121 KB]
Progress Report on Europe 2020 [135 KB]
Macro-economic Report [757 KB]
Draft Joint Employment Report [96 KB]
Growth-friendly tax policies in Member States and better tax coordination in the EU [79 KB]
New documents on economic governance:
Proposal for a Regulation on the strengthening of economic and budgetary surveillance of Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability in the euro area [30 KB]
Proposal for a Regulation on common provisions for monitoring and assessing draft budgetary plans and ensuring the correction of excessive deficit of the Member States in the euro area [38 KB]
Green Paper on the feasibility of introducing Stability Bonds [386 KB]
New action for growth, governance and stability
The 2012 Annual Growth Survey: Frequently Asked Questions
Economic governance: Commission proposes two new Regulations to further strengthen budgetary surveillance in the euro area
European Commission Green Paper "Feasibility of introducing Stability Bonds"
José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission:
Presentation of the 2012 Annual Growth Survey and economic governance proposals, Press conference, Brussels, 23 November 2011
Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro:
The Commission's initiative for growth, governance and stability, Press Conference, Brussels, 23 November 2011
László Andor, EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion:
"Boosting job creation and addressing the social consequences of the crisis", Press Conference, Brussels, 23 November 2011
Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud:
"Tax reforms needed for consolidation and growth", Press Conference, Brussels, 23 November 2011