Economic policy is geared towards creating steady growth and more jobs in the EU. It addresses both immediate and longer-term challenges in areas such as public finances, macroeconomic imbalances and competitiveness, as well as the impacts of long-term trends such as population ageing and globalisation.
The 2015 European Semester kicked off last November with the Annual Growth Survey, which outlined the new Commission's three-pillar jobs and growth strategy: boosting investment, accelerating structural reforms and pursuing responsible, growth-friendly fiscal consolidation.
Building on these priorities, the Commission published a series of country reports analysing Member States' economic policies, which are summarised in a Communication. The reports include in-depth reviews of macro-economic imbalances in 16 countries.
|The Czech Republic|
A report on Greece will be published later, taking account of the follow-up to be given to the Eurogroup statements of 20 and 24 February 2015.
|The United Kingdom|
Country reports published on 26 February 2015.