Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (54)

Seán Fleming


54. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Finance the position relating to EU fiscal rules when approval is provided regarding its multi-annual expenditure ceilings and amendments are regularly made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14570/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Commission assesses Member States' compliance with the fiscal rules on an ex-post basis in Spring using the outturn data for the previous year.

My officials prepare updates to the macroeconomic and fiscal forecast in Spring - Stability Programme Update (SPU) - and Autumn - Draft Budgetary Plan. These take into account the most up-to-date information available, including the expenditure ceilings.

The 2019 SPU will be published in April.