The Commission assessed last year’s real GDP growth at 3 percent.
"The world economy has been slowing down. Its growth in 2015 is estimated at only 3 percent, and the expected recovery is rather shallow and surrounded by risks," the forecast states.
"Global economic growth outside the EU is expected to have slowed from 3.7 percent in 2014, to 3.2 percent in 2015. It is now forecast to recover gradually to 3.6 percent in 2016 and 3.8 percent in 2017; lower than expected in the autumn," the Commission said.