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
IMF - Spain 2016 Article IV Consultation: Mission Concluding Statement (December 15, 2016)
“The Spanish economy has continued its impressive recovery and strong job creation. Earlier reforms and confidence-enhancing measures have paid off, and combined with external tailwinds and fiscal loosening fueled the strong economic rebound of the past two years. Preserving the reform achievements is therefore of utmost importance but Spain needs to go farther if it is to sustain the dynamic economic performance. It is critical to reduce the remaining vulnerabilities and structural weaknesses. Immediate attention should focus on restarting gradual fiscal consolidation to put the elevated public debt firmly on a downward path, reducing the high long-term and structural unemployment, and raising the low productivity growth of Spain’s many small and medium-size enterprises”
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.
European Commission: In-depth review for SPAIN 2016 (February 26, 2016)
- The Spanish economy has experienced a significant turnaround in recent years, also thanks to reforms undertaken in response to the crisis. - The recovery strengthened in 2015, with growth well above the euro-area average. - The current account balance continued to improve. - Labour market reforms have increased the responsiveness of employment to growth. - The adjustment of the identified imbalances is advancing, but ensuring a balanced, durable and inclusive growth path over the long term remains a challenge. - Overall, Spain has made some progress in addressing the 2015 country-specific recommendations.
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.
(December 2016 - pdf 1.2 MB)
Stability Programme 2016-2019 (Summary presentation) ES
(April 2016 - pdf 234 KB)
National Reform Programme 2016 Executive Summary
(April 2016 - pdf 190 KB)