Strong fiscal rules in the EU do not guarantee good fiscal health
Monday, 21 January 2019

General government budget balance and stability in the EU

EU countries have developed the strongest global fiscal framework. They use three types of fiscal rules - budget rules setting limits on government structural deficits (typically 0.5% GDP), debt rules setting limits on debt-to-GDP-ratios (60%), and expenditure rules setting targets for the growth of government expenditures (based on the growth of potential GDP).