The main task of this Directorate-General is to ensure the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). This can be achieved by monitoring economic development, co-ordinating economic policy, analysing economic policies and providing advice on economic policies.
The DG has the following tasks:
distributing guidelines for economic policy
assessment of stability and convergence programmes of member states (in which they provide, amongst other data, the development of their national deficits)
publishing of other reports, such as reports about public finances in the EMU, the EU Economic Overview and short- and long term economic analyses of the European Commission
provide economic analysis and an evaluation of policy areas of the European Union such as the internal market, agriculture and environment.