Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro
Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

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Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

1.6.4 Summary

  • EU enlargement is going to impose new problems for both monetary and fiscal policy.

  • The process by which the accession countries can enter the Euro-zone will be long and will possibly lack stability.

  • According to the rules of the SGP fiscal retrenchment is called for some governments because of government sector imbalances, though this might be offset by payments to the accession countries and regions from Structural and Cohesion Funds.

  • The issues thrown up in connection to the accession countries and those waiting to enter further down the line could serve to put pressure for change on the traditional mechanisms of fiscal and monetary management and governance.

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