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EU IFIs voice concerns about pro-cyclical fiscal stance

17.07.2018

EU IFIs voice concerns about pro-cyclical fiscal stance

July 2018 European Fiscal Monitor is now available online.
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Czech National Fiscal Council Joins the Network

17.07.2018

Czech National Fiscal Council Joins the Network

The Network now has members from all but two EU member states.
The Czech independent fiscal council was created to contribute to the sustainability of public finances in the Czech Republic, and to prevent the risk of excessive debt accumulation.

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Finnish Economic Policy Council joins the Network

29.06.2018

Finnish Economic Policy Council joins the Network

The Finnish Economic Policy Council (EPC) is an independent fiscal institution that was established in 2014. The members of the Council are economics and social science professors appointed based on proposals made by the economics departments of Finnish universities and the Academy of Finland. The EPC publishes an annual report and presents its opinion in parliamentary hearings. To support its work, the council has permanent secretariat and funds to commission research projects.
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Stronger medium-term orientation in budgeting - key for sustainability

01.06.2018

Stronger medium-term orientation in budgeting - key for sustainability

Network publishes a report identifying good practices in the design and operation of budgetary frameworks.
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Croatian Commission on Fiscal Policy Joins the Network

01.03.2018

Croatian Commission on Fiscal Policy Joins the Network

The Commission on Fiscal Policy based in the Croatian parliament is the latest EU-based national fiscal oversight body to join the Network of EU IFIs.
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Statement on the Danish Economic Council

26.02.2018

Statement on the Danish Economic Council

The Network expresses deep concerns over relocation of the Danish IFI.
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Statement on COM proposal for a Directive

07.02.2018

Statement on COM proposal for a Directive

The Network welcomes the efforts to reinforce national fiscal watchdogs as a part of the EU Commission’s deepening EMU agenda.
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New issue of European Fiscal Monitor available online

31.01.2018

New issue of European Fiscal Monitor available online

The new edition of the Network’s bi-annual European Fiscal Monitor is now available online on our website.
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Network appoints new leadership

07.11.2017

Network appoints new leadership

In a meeting in Madrid today, member institutions of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions have re-appointed José Luis Escrivá, Chair of the Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility, to serve as the Chair for another two-year term starting in November 2017. Giuseppe Pisauro, President of the Italian Parliamentary Budget Office, has been appointed as Deputy Chair, for a term of the same length. The Network also appointed Michal Horváth to the newly created position of Permanent Secretary to the Network.

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EU independent fiscal institutions launch regular joint publication

29.09.2017

EU independent fiscal institutions launch regular joint publication

The Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs) is pleased to announce the launch of a new regular publication on the state of budgetary affairs in EU member states.
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Workshop on Medium Term Budgetary Frameworks

20.09.2017

Workshop on Medium Term Budgetary Frameworks

On 7 September 2017, the UPB organised a workshop about Medium Term Budgetary Frameworks in Rome. Chaired by UPB Chairman Giuseppe Pisauro, the meeting discussed the practical experience with the implementation of medium-term budgeting in EU member states. 
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Slovenia’s Fiscal Council Joins the Network

04.09.2017

Slovenia’s Fiscal Council Joins the Network

We are delighted to announce that the newly established Fiscal Council of Slovenia is joining the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions. 
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AIReF Debt Sustainability Analysis Seminar- Live online 05.09.2017

22.08.2017

AIReF Debt Sustainability Analysis Seminar- Live online 05.09.2017

This initiative is part of AIReF´s effort to foster discussion and improve communication between policy makers, practitioners and researchers. The idea is simple: a short presentation with potential policy recommendations followed by questions from the public (in or outside the seminar room, using AIReF´s online streaming platform).

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Network Chair will attend the

05.05.2017

Network Chair will attend the "True Economic Talks" seminar

The upcoming 11th of May, the Chair of the EU IFIs Network will attend a seminar organized by the Centro de Estudios Económicos del Sector Privado of Mexico (the “Centre for Economic Studies of the Private Sector”).
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Fiscal Council of Bulgaria joins the Network of EU IFIs

23.02.2017

Fiscal Council of Bulgaria joins the Network of EU IFIs

The Fiscal Council provides independent monitoring and analysis of the budgetary framework in order to maintain sustainable public finances and improve the quality of official macroeconomic and budgetary projections in Bulgaria.
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Network Chair calls for evaluation of Fiscal Compact implementation

06.02.2017

Network Chair calls for evaluation of Fiscal Compact implementation

In a meeting with Commission and EU member state officials on 2 February 2017, the Chair of the Network of EU IFIs highlighted the persisting weaknesses in the day-to-day implementation of fiscal surveillance in the EU.

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Speech by Network Chair

31.01.2017

Speech by Network Chair

José Luis Escrivá, the Chair of the Network of EU IFIs, addressed the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union.
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Network Chair to address the Interparliamentary Conference

20.01.2017

Network Chair to address the Interparliamentary Conference

The Chair of the Network of EU IFIs is going to address the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the EU on 31 January. The event is a part of the 2017 European Parliamentary Week. In a session on the Fiscal Compact as a part of national economic policy making, José Luis Escrivá will present the experience of EU independent fiscal institutions in conducting fiscal surveillance at the national level. He will also set out elements of the agenda of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions aimed at strengthening the EU fiscal framework.
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Network sets up a working group on medium-term budgetary frameworks

04.11.2016

Network sets up a working group on medium-term budgetary frameworks

One of the main agreements reached by the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs) in their Paris meeting on 2 November has been the creation of a working group to analyze medium-term budgetary frameworks.

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Network of EU IFIs ready to cooperate with the European Fiscal Board

20.10.2016

Network of EU IFIs ready to cooperate with the European Fiscal Board

The Network of EU IFIs welcomes recent steps made by the Commission to make the European Fiscal Board (EFB) operative. The Chairman, Niels Thygesen, and the additional four members were appointed yesterday and are expected to start working soon.
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Network representatives met with EU officials

27.04.2016

Network representatives met with EU officials

On 26 April 2016 José Luis Escrivá, the chair of the Network of EUIFIs, and Michal Horváth, advisor to the Network, met with EU officials, including the European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis, to communicate the Network's position on recent initiatives to strengthen the EU fiscal framework.
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The Network of EUIFIs held a workshop on current practices on MTBF

08.04.2016

The Network of EUIFIs held a workshop on current practices on MTBF

The CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) has organized a 1-day workshop on medium-term budgetary frameworks in the EU member states - current practices in the EU, consequences for IFIs and considerations how to improve them further.
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2016 York Fiscal Policy Symposium – Registration now open

08.04.2016

2016 York Fiscal Policy Symposium – Registration now open

The Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York is pleased to host the 2016 Fiscal Policy Symposium organized in cooperation with the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions. The registration is now open.
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Hellenic Fiscal Council – new member of the Network of EUIFIs

08.04.2016

Hellenic Fiscal Council – new member of the Network of EUIFIs

We are pleased to announce that the newly established Hellenic Fiscal Council joined the Network of EUIFIs. On 30 March 2016 Panagiotis Korliras, the chairman of the council, officially joined the Agreement of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions establishing the Network.
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