Implementation and Respecting the Fiscal Rules in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe Cover Image

Implementacja i przestrzeganie reguł fiskalnych w wybranych państwach Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej
Implementation and Respecting the Fiscal Rules in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Author(s): Agnieszka Alińska, Ewa Kosycarz
Subject(s): Law on Economics
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: fiscal policy; fiscal consolidation; fiscal rules; the stabilization of public finances

Summary/Abstract: Changes in economic, social and organizational conditions, caused and influenced mainly by the global financial and economic crisis have contributed to the need of introducing new tools to maintain the stability of the financial system. Both the market and public financial system require new, often non-standard decisions, actions and instruments in order to use the financial system to secure solid, long-term and sustainable economic growth, both at EU level and at the level of EU countries. The aim of the article is to present the strategy and purpose of the rules introduced during the financial and economic crisis in public finance sector, primarily in the area of fiscal policy, with particular emphasis on fiscal rules and their implementation by the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The authors are putting attention to the issues of achieving fiscal stability through respecting the adopted on EU level the fiscal framework. The majority of EU countries nowadays apply the fiscal framework based on a s t of fiscal rules. The usage of the basic instrument what fiscal rules are (developed and respected at the level of individual EU country), is to serve to construct and implement optimal, legal and organizational solutions that will be a compromise between the level and scale of fiscal consolidation and the attained level of socio – economic development. Achieving these objectives during the economic slowdown, market instability of the financial system and the low level of interest rates is not simple and fast to achieve action. That is why we observe discrepancies between EU countries in terms of the legal – organizational solutions in the field of fiscal rules and accordingly to that, achieved the effects. Using the experience of other countries should be the basis to adapt the optimal solutions in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 103
  • Page Range: 173-191
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish