20.06.2008

Reflections on Structural Reforms in the EU


The Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs) lay down the EU's medium term economic policy strategy with particular attention to the contribution economic policies can make to reach the Lisbon strategic goals.

The Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (BEPGs) lay down the EU's medium term economic policy strategy with particular attention to the contribution economic policies can make to reach the Lisbon strategic goals.

Over the coming year, Member States will in accordance with the new cycle and procedure for BEPG deliver National Reform Programmes (NRP) specifying how they have most recently and over the coming years will respond to the specific challenges their countries are facing

This working paper contains analytical reflections on these challenges and aims to provide input to the process. The approach is selective and the discussion does not pretend to provide a comprehensive overview of all relevant policies, implementations and aspects involved in making EU and its Member States deliver on strategic targets.

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