Euro Area Policies : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Member Countries

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

July 25, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The steady recovery and political developments provide an opportune moment for advancing much-needed reforms to strengthen the architecture of the Economic and Monetary Union. Pro-EU political parties have gained momentum, while strong private consumption and supportive policies have boosted growth. Unemployment is falling amid solid job creation, although it remains elevated in some countries. Productivity growth has been lagging in some countries, leading convergence across countries to stall and competitiveness gaps to persist. While the recovery has been resilient to shocks so far, risks remain and continued monetary policy support is required.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/235

English

Publication Date:

July 25, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484312346/1934-7685

Stock No:

1EUREA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

67

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