Council of Ministers: Regulation on the Law on De-indexing (February 03, 2017 - pdf 90 KB)
The government approved the Regulation on the Law on De-indexing, which seeks to avoid general price rises from automatically passing on to certain public sector goods and services, such as bus tickets and medication.
Council of Ministers: Draft Laws on Public Procurement (November 25, 2016 - pdf 11 KB)
The government has submitted two draft laws on public procurement to Parliament. One of the fundamental goals of the new legislation is to reduce administrative burdens and speed up procedures. Another basic aim of the legislation is to improve public disclosure, transparency and the fight against corruption.
- National Reform Programme 2016 Executive Summary (April 29, 2016 - pdf 190 KB)
Council of Ministers: Reform of the public administrations services (February 12, 2016 - pdf 15 KB)
The CoM received the quarterly report monitoring the measures taken by the Commission for the Reform of the Public Administration Services.
Council of Ministers: Government approves creation of State Research Agency (November 27, 2015 - pdf 6 KB)
The Council of Ministers approved the creation of the State Research Agency, which responds to a demand from the scientific community contained in the Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2011. The main goal of the agency is to ensure more effective and more flexible funding of research while guaranteeing its control and a strict system of accountability.
La Moncloa: Balance Reforms. 2011-2015 (November 20, 2015 - pdf 1.6 MB)
The presentation provides an overview of the most important structural reforms in the four years
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ASSESSMENTS
European Commission: In-depth review for SPAIN 2017 (February 22, 2017 - pdf 1.7 MB)
Overall, Spain has made limited progress in addressing the 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs). The main findings of the in-depth review are as follows: - Current account surpluses are translating into a slow reduction of Spain's net external liabilities. - Private sector debt reduction has continued, but indebtedness remains high, especially for households. - The financial sector has continued to show a high degree of stability, supported by its ongoing restructuring, low funding costs and the economic recovery. - Fiscal sustainability risks remain high in the medium term. - Job creation has been strong in recent years and unemployment decreased rapidly, but remains very high.
IMF - Spain 2016 Article IV Consultation: selected issues (January 30, 2017)
Selected Issues: Spain: drivers of firm productivity growth; Assessing Spain´s competitiveness; Banking sector: facing new challenges while balance sheet adjustment continues; Fiscal non-compliance among spanish regions.
IMF - Spain 2016 Article IV Consultation Report (January 30, 2017)
The recovery is strong and imbalances are falling fast, aided by past reforms. External tailwinds and expansionary fiscal policy also buoyed activity and job creation. The economy is now more resilient but adjustments are incomplete and structural weaknesses persist. In particular, high unemployment, elevated public debt and shortcomings in the regional fiscal framework, feeble productivity growth, and the still large negative net international investment position pose policy challenges.
OECD Public Governance Reviews: Spain 2016 (November 18, 2016)
"Linking Reform to Results for the Country and its Regions". This progress report, the first of its kind, analyses how the OECD recommendations in the 2014 review have been implemented so far at the national level. In addition, it describes how the autonomous communities Galicia and Murcia have implemented the recommendations, and discusses the challenges that remain for achieving effective co-ordination and closer collaboration between the central and the regional levels in the area of public sector reform.
Council EU: Spain Country-specific Recommendations 2016 (July 12, 2016)
The Council issued recommendations and opinions on economic, employment and fiscal policies planned by the member states. The Council thereby formally concluded the 2016 "European Semester", an annual policy monitoring process, after the European Council endorsed the recommendations at its meeting in June.
OECD Employment Outlook 2016 - Spain (July 07, 2016)
Labour market conditions continue to improve and the OECD average employment rate is projected to return to its pre-crisis level in 2017, nearly ten years after the global financial crisis erupted.
OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2014 Overview (September 08, 2014)
Spain is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. Decisive banking and fiscal reforms, coupled with supportive monetary policy from the European Central Bank, have reduced financial tensions and improved public finance. But to ensure that the recovery is sustained and unemployment returns to much lower levels, full implementation of on-going structural reforms and further measures to improve productivity and competitiveness are now needed, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Spain.
(February 2017 - pdf 1.1 MB)
Stability Programme 2016-2019 (Summary presentation) ES
(April 2016 - pdf 234 KB)
National Reform Programme 2016 Executive Summary
(April 2016 - pdf 190 KB)