A Background to European Economic Policy 2004

01-12-2003

This study provides a background for the preparation of the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPG) 2004 and assists the EP in putting forward recommendations for the BEPGs. The report looks at investment, industrial competitiveness in Europe, the economic benefits of the IT revolution, structural reforms, ageing and government finances, as well as the EU renewable energy policies. It also discusses the options for confidence building at the current economic juncture.

This study provides a background for the preparation of the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPG) 2004 and assists the EP in putting forward recommendations for the BEPGs. The report looks at investment, industrial competitiveness in Europe, the economic benefits of the IT revolution, structural reforms, ageing and government finances, as well as the EU renewable energy policies. It also discusses the options for confidence building at the current economic juncture.