Policy Brief 7
IPP Policy Brief n.º 7 is one of the publications produced during “European Semester” discussions in Portugal.
In this policy brief, Henrique Lopes Valença develops a critical analysis of the European Commission’s 2016 Country Report. Starting with this report, and the argument that pins macroeconomic disequilibria on the difference between production structures in the different european economies, Henrique suggests this argument should not merely consider said structures in isolation.
The author underlines the existence and interaction of a specific set of conditions in three dimensions: the aforementioned differences, the spread of a dubious diagnosis of these economies’ troubles, and limitations associated with the European economic integration process.