December 2014

The 2014 Euro Plus Monitor

The Lisbon Council and Berenberg jointly publish The 2014 Euro Plus Monitor: Leaders and Laggards, the premiere competitiveness ranking published each year. The classification is based on a complex double metric: The Adjustment Progress Indicator measures the speed with which countries are reforming (this year’s winners are Greece, Ireland and Latvia). The Fundamental Health Indicator looks at the overall economic strength (or weakness) of the 18 countries of the eurozone plus Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (this year’s winners are Luxembourg and Estonia; while Germany falls one spot to No. 3). The study was launched in Brussels at The 2014 Euro Summit in the presence of Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the euro and social dialogue.