(28 January 2011) To prepare the Spring political level macro-economic dialogue meeting, the technical group met 26 January 2011. The meeting revolved around two issues: assessing the macro-economic situation in Europe and considering the recent proposals on the [annual growth survey->http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/articles/eu_economic_situation/2011-01-annual-growth-survey_en.htm] of the European Commission.
Commission - [autumn forecast-> http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/eu/forecasts/2010_autumn_forecast_en.htm] referring to recent developments such as consumer confidence and other economic indicators
Commission – Annual Growth Survey
The dialogue brings together delegations of ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP and UEAPME, the European Commission (DG Economy and Monetary Affairs, DG Employment, the ECB and Member States (Presidency) , Employment Committee and Economic Policy Committee. It prepares for the high level dialogue which will take place 9 February 2011. EPSU’s Deputy General Secretary participated in the ETUC delegation.
A previous report on the work of the group is available [here->http://www.epsu.org/a/7023]. It includes a number of links. The Council of Ministers of the FInance discussed the Annual Growth Survey at [their meeting 18 January-> http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/22&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en]