On 8 March 2016, the Council adopted conclusions on fiscal sustainability, identifying the challenges faced by member states as concerns their public finances.

A report from the Commission finds public finances to be more sustainable than they were at the onset of the financial crisis, under the effects of pension reforms and fiscal consolidation in particular. However significant challenges remain, mainly because of debt accumulated during the crisis years and projected public spending increases due to population ageing. The fiscal sustainability report, published by the Commission every three years, provides an overview of the challenges faced by member states in the short, medium and long term. The Council called on member states, especially those at high sustainability risk over the medium term, to focus on sustainability- and growth-oriented fiscal strategies. 

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