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Commission publishes annual economic priorities for the EU and views on euro area draft budgets

Commission publishes annual economic priorities for the EU and views on euro area draft budgets
  • Start date : 13/11/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 15/11/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Berlaymont press room, Brussels, Belgium

Press Conference, European Commission, Institutional affairs, Economy, finance, tax and competition

The Annual Growth Survey will set out general economic and social priorities for the EU for the coming year. The AGS is a roadmap for member states to follow when drawing up future budgets and reform plans, and sets the scene for the specific recommendations the Commission makes to member states each spring.

 

The Alert Mechanism Report will screen all 28 EU economies for potential economic risks, providing an early warning on imbalances such as housing booms or banking crises. It indicates which countries warrant an in-depth review of their economies.

 

This year marks the first time the Commission will publish its opinions on euro area countries' draft budget plans for 2014.

 

13 November (2pm TBC): Press conference with President Barroso, Vice-President Rehn and Commissioner Andor on the Annual Growth Survey, Alert Mechanism Report and the employment and single market reports.

 

15 November (11am TBC): Press conference with Vice-President Rehn on budgetary surveillance announcements (opinions on draft budget plans, assessments of effective action to correct excessive deficits and economic partnership programmes).

 

Press conferences will take place in the Berlaymont press room. Press releases and other documents will be available outside the press room and online.