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Sweden’s Convergence Programme 2019



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 2019 is based on the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill for 2019 (Bill 2019/18:100), which was presented by the Government to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) on 10 April 2019. The Parliamentary Committee on Finance was informed about the Convergence Programme on 23 April 2019. The Government adopted the Convergence Programme on 25 April 2019.