BusinessEurope Reform Barometer Spring 2014
Only 23% of the EU Commission’s recommended national-level reforms have been implemented in the past year, according to v’s Reform Barometer Spring 2014 published in Brussels on 13 March 2014. With less than a quarter of reforms being progressed, EU competitiveness is weakening. Figures are extremely worrying and show the damage that can result from political inaction. Restoring Europe’s competitive position through concerted action at both EU and national level is now critical. The BusinessEurope Reform Barometer is compiled with analysis from national business federations across Europe who assess progress made by their respective governments in driving structural reform. While Individual country assessments differ, the Barometer presents the aggregate figures.