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Brussels, Friday 25 April 2014

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Monday 5 May: The Commission publishes Spring European Economic Forecast

The news:

On 5 May, the European Commission will publish its Spring European Economic Forecast. It will cover 2013, 2014 and 2015 and will include data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, employment and public budget deficits and debt, amongst others. These forecasts focus on all 28 EU Member States, plus the candidate countries as well as some non-EU countries.

The background:

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Monetary Affairs produces short-term macroeconomic forecasts three times year: in the spring, autumn and in the winter. They serve as a basis for various economic surveillance procedures, such as in the context of the European Semester.

The event:

Vice-President Kallas will present the forecast at a press conference at 11.00hrs in the Commission's press room. A press release will be published at the same time, with a link to the report.

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The sources:

The contacts:

Simon O'Connor +32 2 296 73 59 simon.o'

Vandna Kalia +32 2 299 58 24

Audrey Augier +32 2 297 16 07

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