European Public Finances through the Crisis

  • Fabrice Montagné
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


Public finances in euro area countries did not trigger the 2008 crisis, but they inevitably came under the microscope as difficulties in reducing a large deficit and low growth and inflation environment challenged the soundness and sustainability of some European states’ balance sheets. European governance was at first not able to tackle this issue effectively, but after several rounds of reforms the European Commission (EC) now has extra powers to monitor and enforce common rules under the Stability and Growth Pact.


Fiscal Policy Euro Area Public Investment Debt Ratio Fiscal Consolidation 
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© Fabrice Montagné 2015

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