Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)

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.


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 981 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
02.06.2023  Report on the European instrument for Temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) following the COVID-19 outbreak pursuant to Article 14 of ...
Report com(2023)291
24.05.2023  Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland Report prepared in accordance ...
Report com(2023)631
11.05.2023  European Semester for economic policy coordination 2024.
11.05.2023  European Central Bank - annual report 2023.
26.04.2023  Effective coordination of economic policies and multilateral budgetary surveillance.
Regulation com(2023)240


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 212 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
09.11.2022  Instrument for providing support to Ukraine for 2023 (macro-financial assistance +).
Regulation com(2022)597
21.10.2022  Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1351 granting temporary support to Latvia to mitigate unemployment risks following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulation com(2022)562
05.10.2022  Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1353 granting temporary support to Poland to mitigate unemployment risks following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulation com(2022)508
03.10.2022  Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1345 granting temporary support to the Czech Republic to mitigate unemployment risks following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulation com(2022)509
28.09.2022  Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1346 granting temporary support to Greece to mitigate unemployment risks following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulation com(2022)506


Legislation in force

There are at least 202 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
24.01.2023  Amendment of DECISION (EU) 2022/563 as regards the amount of macro-financial assistance to Moldova.
Decision com(2023)53
01.04.2022  Conversion of hryvnia banknotes into the currency of host Member States for the benefit of persons fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Recommendation com(2022)163
22.11.2017  Abrogation of Decision 2008/713/EC on the existence of an excessive deficit in the United Kingdom.
Recommendation com(2017)801
22.11.2017  Economic policy of the euro area.
Recommendation com(2017)770
12.07.2017  Abrogation of Decision 2009/415/EC on the existence of an excessive deficit in Greece.
Decision com(2017)380