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Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)

Met dank overgenomen van Europa Nu.

The main task of this Directorate-General is to ensure the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). This can be achieved by monitoring economic development, co-ordinating economic policy, analysing economic policies and providing advice on economic policies.

The DG has the following tasks:

  • distributing guidelines for economic policy
  • assessment of stability and convergence programmes of member states (in which they provide, amongst other data, the development of their national deficits)
  • publishing of other reports, such as reports about public finances in the EMU, the EU Economic Overview and short- and long term economic analyses of the European Commission
  • provide economic analysis and an evaluation of policy areas of the European Union such as the internal market, agriculture and environment.
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 730 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
13.01.2017  Macro-financial assistance to Moldova.
Decision com(2017)14
 
13.01.2017  Ex-ante evaluation statement accompanying the document: macro-financial assistance to Moldova.
swd(2017)12
 
11.01.2017  Implementation of Regulation 1214/2011 on professional cross-border transport of euro cash by road between euro-area Member States.
Report com(2017)5
 
19.12.2016  Interim Report on the participation of the EU in the capital increase of the European Investment Fund and the pertinent increase of the Fund's support actions.
Report com(2016)795
 
29.11.2016  Investment Plan for Europe: evaluations give evidence to support its reinforcement.
Communication com(2016)764
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 127 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
07.07.2016  Council Decision establishing that no effective action has been taken by Portugal in response to the Council Recommendation of 21 June 2013 on deficit reduction.
Recommendation com(2016)293
 
07.07.2016  Council Decision establishing that no effective action has been taken by Spain in response to the Council Recommendation of 21 June 2013 on deficit reduction.
Recommendation com(2016)294
 
29.06.2016  Further macro-financial assistance to Jordan.
Decision com(2016)431
 
18.05.2016  Abrogation of Decision 2009/416/EC on the existence of an excessive deficit in Ireland.
Recommendation com(2016)297
 
12.02.2016  Further macro-financial assistance to Tunisia.
Decision com(2016)67
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 209 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
16.11.2016  Economic partnership programme presented by Portugal.
Opinion com(2016)900
 
16.11.2016  Economic policy of the euro area.
Recommendation com(2016)726
 
18.05.2016  Abrogation of Decision 2010/401/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Cyprus.
Recommendation com(2016)295
 
18.05.2016  Abrogation of Decision 2010/289/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Slovenia.
Recommendation com(2016)296
 
26.11.2015  Economic policy of the euro area.
Recommendation com(2015)692