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Country-specific Recommendations 2013

The 2013 European Semester is now completed. The Commission published the country-specific recommendations for each Member State, along with an overarching communication pdf - 351 KB [351 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) on what is needed to return to growth and jobs. The recommendations are based on a thorough assessment of every Member State's plans for sound public finances (Stability or Convergence Programmes, or SCPs) and policy measures to boost growth and jobs (National Reform Programmes, or NRPs).

 

Press release: Moving Europe beyond the crisis: country-specific recommendations 2013

Frequently asked questions on Country-specific recommendations

Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure

 

Speeches by President Barroso, Vice-President Rehn, Commissioner Andor and Commissioner Šemeta

 

 

EU country

Country-specific Recommendations

Commission Staff Working PaperIn-Depth Review National documents
Euro area

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
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EN - FR - DE  
Austria

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Final version, approved by the Council
DE - EN - FR

DE - EN

 

National Reform Programme
DE - EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2013 CSRs EN
Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets EN
Annex 3: Projects contributing to the Europe 2020 targets DE

Stability Programme
DE

Belgium

Commission Recommendation
FR - NL - EN - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
FR - NL - DE - EN

Excessive Deficit Procedure

FR - NL - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
FR - NL - EN

Stability Programme
FR - NL - EN

Bulgaria

Commission Recommendation
BG - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
BG - EN - FR - DE

BG - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
BG - EN

Convergence Programme
BG - EN

Croatia (*)

 

HR - EN

2014

2013 Economic Programme
HR - EN

Cyprus

To avoid duplication with measures set out in the Economic Adjustment Programme , there are no additional recommendations for Cyprus.

EL - EN

 

National Reform Programme
EN

Czech Republic

Commission Recommendation
CS - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
CS - EN - FR - DE

CS - EN

 

National Reform Programme
CS

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs EN
Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets CS
Annex 3: Projects contributing to the Europe 2020 targets CS

Convergence Programme CS - EN

Table Annex to the Convergence Programme CS - EN

Denmark

Commission Recommendation
DA - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
DA - EN - FR - DE

DA - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
DA - EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs EN
Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets EN
Annex 3: Projects contributing to the Europe 2020 targets EN

Convergence Programme DA - EN

Estonia

Commission Recommendation
ET - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
ET - EN - FR - DE

ET - EN

 

National Reform Programme
ET - EN

National Reform Programme Progress Report
ET - EN

2011-2015 Action Plan
ET - EN

Annex to the Action Plan
ET - EN

Stability Programme
EN - ET

Finland

Commission Recommendation
FI - SV - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
FI - SV - EN - FR - DE

FI - SV - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
FI - SV - EN

Annex 2: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs EN
Annex 3: Progress on Europe 2020 targets EN

Stability Programme
FI - SV - EN

France

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
FR - EN - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

FR - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
FR

CNLE opinion on the National Reform Programme FR

Employment Statistics FR

Stability Programme
FR

Germany

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Final version, approved by the Council
DE - EN - FR

DE - EN

2014

National Reform Programme
DE - EN

Stability Programme
DE - EN

Greece

To avoid duplication with measures set out in the Economic Adjustment Programme , there are no additional recommendations for Greece.

EL - EN

 

National Reform Programme
EN

Hungary

Commission Recommendation
HU - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
HU - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

HU - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
HU - EN

Annex: National Reform Programme Social Partnership
EN

Convergence Programme
HU - EN

Ireland

To avoid duplication with measures set out in the Economic Adjustment Programme , there are no additional recommendations for Ireland.

EN

2014

National Reform Programme Progress Report
EN

Euro Plus Pact Commitments EN

Stability Programme
EN

Italy

Commission Recommendation
IT - EN

Final version, approved by the Council
IT - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

IT - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
IT - EN

Annex to the National Reform Programme
IT

Stability Programme
IT - EN

Latvia

Commission Recommendation
LV - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
LV - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

LV - EN

 

National Reform Programme
LV - EN

Convergence Programme
LV - EN

Lithuania

Commission Recommendation
LT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
LT - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

LT - EN

 

National Reform Programme
EN - LT

Convergence Programme
LT - EN

Luxembourg

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
EN - FR - DE

FR - EN

2014

National Reform Programme
FR - EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs FR
Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets FR

Stability Programme
FR - EN

Malta

Commission Recommendation
MT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
MT - EN - FR - DE

 

Excessive Deficit Procedure

 

Commission opinion on the EDP
MT - EN

Commission report on the EDP
MT - EN

MT - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs EN
Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets EN

Stability Programme
EN

Netherlands

Commission Recommendation
NL - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
NL - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

NL - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
NL - EN

Annex: contributions from social partners NL

Stability Programme
NL - EN

Poland

Commission Recommendation
PL - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
PL - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

PL - EN

 

National Reform Programme
EN - PL

Convergence Programme
EN - PL

Portugal

To avoid duplication with measures set out in the Economic Adjustment Programme , there are no additional recommendations for Portugal.

Excessive Deficit Procedure

PT - EN

 

National Reform Programme Progress Report
PT

Stability programme
PT

Table Annex to the Stability Programme
EN

Romania

Commission Recommendation
RO - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
RO - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

RO - EN

 

National Reform Programme Progress Report
EN

Annex: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs
EN

Fiscal tables
EN

Convergence Programme
EN - RO

Slovakia

Commission Recommendation
SK - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
SK - EN - FR - DE

SK - EN

 

National Reform Programme
SK - EN

National Reform Programme Action Plan
SK - EN

Stability Programme
SK - EN

Slovenia

Commission Recommendation
SL - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
SL - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

SL - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
SL - EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs
EN

Annex 2: Projects contributing to the Europe 2020 targets
EN

Stability Programme
SL - EN

Annex to Stability Programme: Government spending measures
SL - EN

Spain

Commission Recommendation
ES - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
ES - EN - FR - DE

Excessive Deficit Procedure

ES - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
ES - EN

Stability Programme
ES

Sweden

Commission Recommendation
SV - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
SV - EN - FR - DE

SV - EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
SV - EN

Annex 1: Measures to address the 2012 CSRs
SV - EN

Annex 2: Progress on Europe 2020 targets
SV - EN

Convergence Programme
SV - EN

United Kingdom

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
EN - FR - DE

EN

2014

2013

National Reform Programme
EN

Convergence Programme
EN

Explanatory note of the Council regarding main Council changes to the Commission's country-specific recommendations (Article 2-ab(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1466/97).

 

*Croatia has become a full member of the European Union on 1st July 2013. It took part in the 2013 European Semester on a voluntary and informal basis.