Euro area economic policy 2020 - Related links

Council of the European Union

European Semester 2020: Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area  (Council, Press Release, February 2020)

Statement on COVID-19 economic policy response (Council, Press Release, 16 March 2020)

Report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Council, Press Release, 9 April 2020)

Eurogroup Statement on the Pandemic Crisis Support (Council, Press Release, 8 May 2020)

Main results from Eurogroup meeting 11 June 2020  (Council, Eurogroup, 11 June 2020)

European Commission

Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area (European Commission, December 2019)

Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences (European Commission, press release, July 2019)

Spring 2020 Economic Forecast: A deep and uneven recession, an uncertain recovery (European Commission, Press Release, 6 May 2020)

European Semester Spring Package: Recommendations for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic (European Commission, Press Release, 20 May 2020)

2020 European Semester: Country-specific recommendations (European Commission, 20 May 2020)

Convergence Report 2020 (European Commission, 10 June 2020)

European Fiscal Board

Assessment of the fiscal stance appropriate for the euro area (European Fiscal Board, July 2020)

European Parliament

2020 Recommendations on the economic policy of the Euro Area: (European Parliament, Briefing, March 2020)

What role for the European Semester in steering the economic recovery? (European Parliament, Briefing, 18 May 2020)

The ECB’s Monetary Policy Response to the COVID-19 Crisis (European Parliament, Briefing, 8 June 2020)


The euro area economic outlook and the current monetary policy stance (ECB, Speech, 20 February 2020)

Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area (ECB, publication, June 2020)

The path out of uncertainty (ECB, Speech, 13 June 2020)


Euro Area Policies: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Member Countries (IMF, 11 July 2019)

Future of Fiscal Rules in the Euro Area (IMF, Speech, January 2020)

Europe’s COVID-19 Crisis and the Fund’s Response (IMF, blog, March 2020)

Other organisations

Covid-19: Has the Time Come for Mainstream Macroeconomics to Rehabilitate Money Printing? (EconPol, April 2020)

The European Central Bank in the COVID-19 crisis: Whatever it takes, within its mandate (Bruegel, May 2020)

Is the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to boost the euro as a global currency? (Bruegel, June 2020)