Sweden’s Convergence Programme 2018
As of 2010 reporting within the Stability and Growth Pact has been
adapted to the European Semester in order to strengthen the surveillance of economic policies. The Convergence Programme and the National Reform Programme are therefore submitted each spring. This enables budgetary and structural policy to be assessed consistently and recommendations to be made to Member States while their budget proposals are still in the preparatory phase.
Sweden's Convergence Programme for 2018 is based on the Spring
Fiscal Policy Bill for 2018 (Bill 2018/16:100), which was presented by the Government to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) on 16 April 2018.
The Parliamentary Committee on Finance was informed about the
Convergence Programme on 24 April 2018. The Government adopted the Convergence Programme on 26 April 2018. The Parliamentary Committee on European Union Affairs was informed of the European Commission's proposals for country-specific recommendations in June 2017.