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July 23, 2019

Spain | Uncertainty around fiscal policy in the 2019-20 period

Budget implementation in April 2019 slightly worsens the dynamics of 2018. During the 2019-2020 period, and in no policy change scenario, the pace of adjustment of the public deficit would be moderating compared to that observed in previous years

May 17, 2019

Spain | Uncertainty around fiscal policy in the 2019-20 period

The first budget execution data for 2019 slightly worsens last year's dynamics. In an environment of extended budget and policy uncertainty, the economic cycle will reduce the deficit, although the current fiscal targets will be missed.

May 6, 2019

How to resume the fiscal adjustment after the April 28 elections

Eurostat has just confirmed that Spain closed 2018 with a public deficit of 2.5% of GDP, six percentage points less than in 2017. The reduction of the deficit at a time of growth like the present one is good news, particularly because Spain needs to improve its fiscal margin as soon as possible in order to handle less favor…

June 22, 2017

Budgetary stability and reforms: lessons from the crisis and challenges pending

All the signs are that in the next few days Congress will give its definitive approval to the General State Budget for 2017 following intense debate. The pace and make-up of fiscal consolidation and the fiscal policy options have again been subjected to multiple amendments.