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Scoreboard And The Possibility Of Early Stage Identification Of Imbalances In The European Union

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  • Marius, GUST

    () (“Constantin Brâncoveanu” University, Romania)

  • Alina, VOICULET

    () (“Constantin Brâncoveanu” University, Romania)

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In late 2011, the European Union (EU Council and European Parliament) adopted a series of new rules on economic governance, perfecting the process begun in 2010 to strengthen the monitoring and prevention of macroeconomic imbalances, fiscal and competitiveness disparities among EU countries. In the same direction, of strengthening fiscal surveillance under the Stability and Growth Pact, also goes the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union, through the fiscal Compact. Thus, the macroeconomic imbalances procedure provided in the new legislation requires as a first step the realization of a scoreboard consisting of 10 indicators, which, according to promoters, allow an early identification of imbalances, of both short-term, as well as structural, of longer-term. European Commission reports and statistics for EU Member States in 2010 and 2011, indicate that in the post-crisis period there has been a pronounced adjustment of external imbalances, but a number of countries continue to record higher values than indicative levels in the dashboard.

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  • Marius, GUST & Alina, VOICULET, 2013. "Scoreboard And The Possibility Of Early Stage Identification Of Imbalances In The European Union," Management Strategies Journal, Constantin Brancoveanu University, vol. 21(3), pages 5-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:brc:journl:v:21:y:2013:i:3:p:5-15
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    European Union; dashboard; imbalances;

    JEL classification:

    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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