About: macroeconomic surveillance

Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives, write Olivier Bodin and Michael Vincent.
EU Priorities 2020 05-09-2013

The EU’s silent revolution

The eurozone crisis has redrawn the institutional structure of the European Union and intergovernmentalism has become a default mechanism to solve problems in an emergency, but that risks backfiring by exacerbating the democratic deficit and crumbling EU unity, writes Piotr Buras.
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Economy & Jobs 11-04-2013

EU warns Spain, Slovenia over troubled economies

Brussels has warned Spain and Slovenia to take urgent steps to address their deepening economic problems or face a fine at the end of the month. Under the current rules, the EU can punish countries that do not correct excessive imbalances with a fine of 0.1% of their GDP. The warning came after the European Commission unveiled on Wednesday its second review of economic imbalances in 13 EU countries.
Euro & Finance 11-04-2013

EU rings the alarm bell for France, Italy, Spain and Slovenia

The European Commission has warned of deepening economic problems in France, Italy and Spain, and said Slovenia must take urgent steps to offset the risk of a wider destabilisation across the eurozone.

Minimum wages across Europe require solidarity

Minimum wages increasingly appear as proper tools to fight cross-border social dumping, argues Klaus Heeger, despite objections that the EU has little or no competence on pay.
Euro & Finance 15-02-2012

EU economies need reform to avoid debt crisis replay

Twelve European economies - including Britain, Italy and France - have deep weaknesses that are undermining growth and need to be tackled, the EU said on Tuesday as it stepped up its surveillance to avoid a repeat of the devastating debt crisis.