First published on
11 May 2017
Institutional Paper 53

European Economic Forecast – Spring 2017


The European economy has entered its fifth year of recovery, which is reaching all EU Member States. This is expected to continue at a largely steady pace this year and next as wages remain constrained by slack in the labour market and investment is held back by still high uncertainty and balance-sheet adjustment in the corporate and banking sectors.


European Commission

Information and identifiers

Institutional Paper 053. May 2017. Brussels. PDF. 196pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BC-17-053-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-64690-4 (online)
ISSN 2443-8014 (online)
doi:10.2765/820010 (online)                           

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European Economy Institutional Papers are important reports analysing the economic situation and economic developments prepared by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which serve to underpin economic policy-making by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily represent the views of the European Commission.


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