First published on
17 March 2017 (last update on: 17 March 2017)
Institutional paper 49


In this edition of the QREA, European Commission staff looks at the problem of non-performing loans from a macroeconomic perspective. It also looks at ways to unlock investment in intangible assets in Europe and assesses the competitiveness of the euro area from a number of perspectives.


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Institutional Papers 49. March 2017. Brussels. PDF. 56pp. Tab. Graph. Free.

KC-BC-17-049-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-64682-9 (online)
ISSN: 2443-8014 (online)
doi:10.2765/888837 (online)

JEL classification: A10, C10, C54, E00, E22, E44, F14, F15, F36, F45, G20, G21, P11


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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