The regulatory environment and public goods are important to enable businesses to create jobs and well-being.
The economic and financial crisis showed that financial stability is a prerequisite of sustained economic well-being.
The supply of natural resources is limited: they need to be used efficiently.
How public administrations function impacts countries' growth potential and their citizens' well-being.
Labour markets and skills
A productive workforce and high employment are key factors of a country's economic potential and the well-being of its people.
Social protection and cohesion
Social protection and cohesion are important characteristics of EU countries' economic and social models.
Stability oriented fiscal policy enables public expenditure to smooth cyclical swings of economic activity and supports crisis mitigation when needed.