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Economic Report Dutch version

Regional outlook Europe

This regional study on Europe focuses on the economic outlook and risks for the entire region, but also on the differences between countries within the area. The purpose of the study is to both benchmark European countries on economic developments and fundamentals and to create a comprehensive view on where Europe’s economies are heading.

Economic Report Dutch version

Europe’s (public) debt challenge

Private and public sector debt is high in many European countries. Public debt challenges seem to be the greatest in Southern European countries, Croatia and Hungary; and lowest in the Nordics and Baltics. Some Western European countries face quite substantial public debt sustainability challenges.

Economic Report Dutch version

Macroeconomic developments in Europe

We expect growth in Europe to accelerate gradually, although the economy has far from fully recovered from the Global Financial Crisis. Substantial deterioration in the Greek situation and/or the geopolitical conflicts remain downside risks.

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Het Spaanse ochtendgloren (Dutch)

Een werkloosheid van 23%, een begrotingstekort boven de 3%-norm van de Europese Commissie en een ingestorte huizenmarkt. Dit beeld van Spanje is in rap tempo aan het kantelen door hervormingen, maar deze hervormingen hebben wel pijn gedaan.