AN INTEGRATED APPROACH IN THE STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE STABILISATION POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Studying the evolution of European Union's stabilisation policy is a difficult task that requires certain focusing. In a broad sense, stabilisation policy can be defined as a set of measures taken by the government and implemented by certain bodies and mechanisms to overcome problems of the economy or to restore its equilibrium. Of course, processes ongoing at global, regional, and national levels in the economic system should also be taken into account in determining the instruments of the stabilisation policy. For the European Union in particular, the stabilisation instruments in its development are expressed in changes both in the strategic and in the structural and the institutional aspects and the evolution of the stabilisation policy can be characterized as distinct periods of development.