Annual growth survey: advancing the EU's comprehensive response to the crisis. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
This first Annual Growth Survey marks the start of a new cycle of economic governance in the EU and the first European semester of economic policy coordination. The EU has taken decisive action to deal with the crisis: as a result, the deterioration of public finances and the increase in unemployment have been less marked than in other parts of the world. The EU's high levels of social protection cushioned the worst impact of the crisis but because of its weak productivity growth, recovery is slower in Europe.
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DescriptionCOM (2011) 11 final