Jean-Paul Gauzès MEP, EPP Group Coordinator in the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and Pablo Zalba Bidegain MEP, spokesperson for the Group on the 2014 European semester, today welcomed the presentation by the European Commission of the Annual Growth Survey for 2014
“The analysis presented by the European Commission is right,” said Jean-Paul Gauzès.
“Measures of financial stabilisation as well as structural reforms are necessary today given the economic situation of certain Member States. The majority of the problems we are facing are due to mistakes made at the national level in the past, sometimes over decades. The measures proposed are the remedy to these difficulties, not the cause! Those who say the contrary are lying to their citizens,” Jean-Paul Gauzès underlined.
“It is important that Member States stick to their commitments. This will help us to get out of the crisis for good, to restore growth and create jobs," said Jean-Paul Gauzès.
"We are starting to see the first signs of recovery. This is why it is more important than ever to go on with structural reforms at national and at European level to guarantee sustainable jobs and employment," explained Pablo Zalba Bidegain.
“Of course, if we want true economic governance in the EU, we need to examine all sources of imbalance in the Member-State economies that could potentially create imbalances on a higher scale. The European Commission is playing its role by putting the economies concerned under scrutiny,” he concluded.