The alert mechanism report (AMR) is the starting point of the annual cycle of the macroeconomic imbalance procedure (MIP).
The AMR is a document issued by the European Commission towards the end of the calendar year, in conjunction with the annual growth survey. The AMR uses a scoreboard of selected indicators to screen EU countries for potential economic imbalances needing policy action.
The assessment also draws on other relevant economic and financial indicators not included in the scoreboard, and builds on existing analyses that are part of the MIP.
On this basis, the AMR identifies countries that need an in-depth review (IDR) by the Commission to assess how macroeconomic risks in the are evolving, and to determine the presence of imbalances or excessive imbalances.
Alert mechanism report 2018 and statistical annex (22 November 2017)
Alert mechanism report 2017 and statistical annex (16 November 2016)
Alert mechanism report 2016 (26 November 2015)
Alert mechanism report 2015 (28 November 2014)
Alert mechanism report 2014 (13 November 2013)
Alert mechanism report 2013 (28 November 2012)
Alert mechanism report 2012 (14 February 2012)