SCHEDA - Scadenze e previsioni Ecofin per rientro dei deficit

mercoledì 2 dicembre 2009 18:35
 

 2 dicembre (Reuters) - Qui di seguito in inglese una sintesi
delle decisioni e delle previsioni Ecofin in materia di rientro
dei deficit per i paesi europei.
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 Finance Ministers of the euro zone and EU endorsed European
Commission prescriptions on the pace and scale of the fiscal
consolidation they must pursue to cut public deficits within the
bounds of the European Union Stability and Growth Pact -- 3
percent of GDP. [ID:nGEE5B11XY]
 Below are Commission forecasts for the deficit for the euro
currency zone and 27-country European Union, plus the United
States and Japan for comparison, as well as the prescriptions,
from the biggest to lowest annual cuts.
 Most countries are being asked to reduce their deficits to
below 3 percent by 2013, with Ireland and Britain given until
the year after and Belgium and Italy until 2012. Germany,
Austria and the Netherlands are explicitly told they need not
start until 2011 and France is explicitly told it should start
in 2010.
 
                           AGGREGATES
                      deficit/GDP (percentage)
                   2008     2009     2010    2011
 EUROZONE          -2.0     -6.4     -6.9    -6.5
 EU                -2.3     -6.9     -7.5    -6.9
 UNITED STATES     -6.4     -11.3    -13.0   -13.1
 JAPAN             -3.8     -8.0     -8.9    -9.1
 
                        COUNTRY BY COUNTRY
 GREECE            -7.7     -12.7    -12.2   -12.8
 Recommendation: Greece singled out as country that has
failed, crisis fallout aside, to make sufficient attempts to
tackle its deficit and ministers will be asked to step up
pressure for more ambitious measures at a meeting in early 2010.
 IRELAND:          -7.2     -12.5    -14.7   -14.7
 Recommendation: ensure average two percentage points per
year over five-year period 2010-2014.
 
 SPAIN:            -4.1     -11.2    -10.1   -9.3
 Recommendation: ensure average 1-3/4 percentage points per
year over four-year period 2010-2013
 
 BRITAIN:          -5.0     -12.1    -12.9   -11.1
 Recommendation: ensure average 1-3/4 percentage points per
year over five-year period spanning fiscal 2010/11-fiscal
2014/15
 
 PORTUGAL:         -2.7     -8.0     -8.0    -8.7
 Recommendation: ensure average 1-1/4 percentage points per
year over four-year period of 2010-2013
 FRANCE:           -3.4     -8.3     -8.2    -7.7
 Recommendation: annual cut of "more than 1 percent". The
Commission initially sought cuts of 1.25 percentage points but
agreed to settle for "above 1 percent".
 
 CZECH REPUBLIC:   -2.1     -6.6     -5.5    -5.7
 SLOVAKIA:         -2.3     -6.3     -6.0    -5.5
 Recommendation: ensure average 3/4 to 1 percentage point per
year in four-year period 2010-2013
 
 BELGIUM:          -1.2     -5.9     -5.8    -5.8
 Recommendation: ensure average 3/4 percentage points per
year over four-years period 2010-2013 but pushing deficit below
3 percent of GDP in 2012
 
 ITALY:            -2.7     -5.3     -5.3    -5.1
 Recommendation: ensure average 1/2 percentage point per year
over three-year period 2010-2012
 
 LESS RUSHED:
 
 GERMANY           -0.0     -3.4     -5.0    -4.6
 AUSTRIA           -0.4     -4.3     -5.5    -5.3
 NETHERLANDS       +0.7     -4.7     -6.1    -5.6
 Recommendation: Can hold off until 2011, then 1/2 to 3/4
percentage points per year over three years ending in 2013

  (Compilato da Brian Love; Editing by Toby Chopra, Redazione
Milano, milan.newsroom@news.reuters.com))
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