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The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (aka Fiscal Compact). CEPS Commentary, 8 March 2012

Gros, Daniel. (2012) The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (aka Fiscal Compact). CEPS Commentary, 8 March 2012. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    All in all, this Commentary finds that the Fiscal Compact signed on 2 March 2012 by all member states of the EU (except the UK and the Czech Republic) may be long on good intentions but is rather short on substance. The main danger is that that it has been oversold and in no way constitutes a first step towards fiscal or political union. It is likely that the ratification process (e.g. the referendum in Ireland) and then the implementation process in some difficult countries (e.g. France) will receive a lot of attention and create a distorted impression of the importance of the Fiscal Compact. Once the initial excitement is over, however and national fiscal rules have been put in place, this Treaty will quietly be forgotten.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > financial crisis 2008-on and consequences/reforms
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 18:10
    Number of Pages: 2
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 18:10
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/33834

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