First published on
11 February 2021
Institutional Paper 144

Winter Economic Forecast 2021


Europe remains in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. The resurgence in the number of cases, together with the appearance of new, more contagious strains of the coronavirus, have forced many Member States to reintroduce or tighten containment measures. At the same time, the start of vaccination programmes throughout the EU provides grounds for cautious optimism.


European Commission

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Institutional Paper 144. February 2021. Brussels. PDF 56pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BC-21-001-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-76-29715-4 (online)
ISSN 2443-8014 (online)
doi:10.2765/965464 (online)

JEL classification: E6


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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