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European Semester 2014

The 2014 European Semester is in full swing. The Commission has published the country-specific recommendations for each Member State, along with an overarching communication pdf - 192 KB [192 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).

The Commission has already screened the Member States for possible macroeconomic imbalances and for seventeen Member States it carried out in-depth reviews. Results of the in-depth reviews are also available below for the Member States concerned.

 

Press release: Building growth: Country-specific recommendations 2014

Frequently asked questions on the recommendations

Overview of recommendations 2014 (by Member State) pdf - 93 KB [93 KB]

Budgetary decisions: Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure

 

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

 

EU countryCountry-specific RecommendationsCommission Staff Working PaperIn-Depth Review National documents
Euro area

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

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

EN - FR - DE   
Austria

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/282/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Austria

Final version, approved by the Council
DE - EN

EN - DE

National Reform Programme: EN - DE

Annex 1.1 - Measures to address the 2013 CSRs: EN

Annex 1.2 - Progress on Europe2020 targets: EN

Annex 1.3 - Reform Commitments for 2014: EN

Annex 2.1 - Specific measures to address the 2013 CSRs: DE

Annex 2.2 - Measures contributing to the national 2020 targets: DE

Stability Programme: EN - DE

Belgium

Commission Recommendation
FR - NL - EN - DE

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/283/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Belgium

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

EN - FR - NL

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - FR - NL

Stability Programme: EN - FR - NL

Bulgaria

Commission Recommendation
BG - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
BG - EN

EN - BG

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - BG

Convergence Programme: EN - BG

Croatia

Commission Recommendation
HR - EN - FR - DE

Communication from the Commission - Assessment of action taken by CROATIA in response to the Council Recommendation of 28 January 2014 with a view to bringing an end to the situation of excessive government deficit

Final version, approved by the Council
HR - EN

EN - HR

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - HR

Annex - Tables accompanying the National Reform Programme: EN

Convergence Programme: EN - HR

Cyprus

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

EN - EL

National Reform Programme: EN

Czech Republic

Commission Recommendation
CS - EN - FR - DE

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/284/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Czech Republic

Final version, approved by the Council
CS - EN

EN - CS  

National Reform Programme: EN - CS

Annex 2 - Measures to address the 2013 CSRs: EN - CS

Annex 3 - Reform Commitments for 2014: EN - CS

Convergence Programme: CS

Denmark

Commission Recommendation
DA - EN - FR - DE

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/407/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Denmark

Final version, approved by the Council
DA - EN

EN - DA

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - DA

Annex 1 - Measures to address the 2013 CSRs: EN

Annex 2 - Quantitative assessment of reforms: EN

Convergence Programme: EN - DA

Estonia

Commission Recommendation
ET - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
ET - EN

EN - ET  

National Reform Programme: EN - ET

Action Plan 2014-2018: EN - ET

Stability Programme: EN - ET

Finland

Commission Recommendation
FI - SV - EN - FR - DE

Report from the Commission - Finland - Report prepared in accordance with Article 126(3) of the Treaty

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

EN - FI - SV

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - FI - SV

Stability Programme: EN - FI - SV

France

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
FR - EN

EN - FR

2014

National Reform Programme: FR

Statistical annex on employment: EN - FR

Stability Programme: EN - FR

Germany

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Final version, approved by the Council
DE - EN

EN - DE

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - DE

Stability Programme: EN - DE

Greece

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

EN  

National Reform Programme: EN

Hungary

Commission Recommendation
HU - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
HU - EN

EN - HU

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - HU

Convergence Programme: EN - HU

Ireland

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
EN

EN

2014

National Reform Programme: EN

Stability Programme: EN

Italy

Commission Recommendation
IT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
IT - EN

EN - IT

2014

National Reform Programme - part 1: EN - IT

National Reform Programme - part 2: IT

Annex - NRP Implementation Grid: IT

Stability Programme: EN - IT

Methodology for Economic Forecast: IT

Status of Public Finances Reform: IT

Public Procurement and Savings: IT

Expenses by Regions and Autonomous Provinces: IT

Strategic Infrastructure Programme: IT

Underdeveloped Areas Programme: IT

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments - update: IT

Latvia

Commission Recommendation
LV - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
LV - EN

EN - LV  

National Reform Programme: EN - LV

Stability Programme: EN - LV

Lithuania

Commission Recommendation
LT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
LT - EN

EN - LT

National Reform Programme: EN - LT

Convergence Programme: EN - LT

Luxembourg

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

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

EN - FR

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - FR

Annex 2 - Measures to address the 2013 CSRs: EN

Annex 3 - Reform Commitments for 2014: EN

Stability Programme: EN - FR

Malta

Commission Recommendation
MT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
MT - EN

EN - MT

2014

National Reform Programme: EN

Annex 2.1 - Measures to address the 2013 CSRs: EN

Annex 2.2 - Quantitative assessment of the measures: EN

Annex 2.3 - National 2020 targets: EN

Annex 2.4 - Reform Commitments for 2014: EN

Stability Programme: EN

Netherlands

Commission Recommendation
NL - EN - FR - DE

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/287/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in the Netherlands

Final version, approved by the Council
NL - EN

EN - NL

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - NL

Contribution of the Dutch Social Partners: EN - NL

Stability Programme: EN - NL

Poland

Commission Recommendation
PL - EN - FR - DE

Communication from the Commission - Assessment of action taken by POLAND in response to the Council Recommendation of 10 December 2013 with a view to bringing an end to the situation of excessive government deficit

Final version, approved by the Council
PL - EN

EN - PL

National Reform Programme: EN - PL

Convergence Programme: EN - PL

Portugal

Commission Recommendation
PT - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
PT - EN

EN - PT  

National Reform Programme: PT

Romania

Commission Recommendation
RO - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
RO - EN

EN - RO

National Reform Programme: RO

Convergence Programme: EN - RO

Slovakia

Commission Recommendation
SK - EN - FR - DE

Recommendation for a Council Decision abrogating Decision 2010/290/EU on the existence of an excessive deficit in Slovakia

Final version, approved by the Council
SK - EN

EN - SK  

National Reform Programme: EN - SK

Annex: NRP Action plan: SK

Structural Reforms Impact Assessment: SK

Statistical Indicators: SK

Stability Programme: EN - SK

Slovenia

Commission Recommendation
SL - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
SL - EN

EN - SL

2014

National Reform Programme: EN - SL

Stability Programme: EN - SL

Spain

Commission Recommendation
ES - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
ES - EN

EN - ES

2014

National Reform Programme: ES

Stability Programme: EN - ES

Sweden

Commission Recommendation
SV - EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
SV - EN

EN - SV

2014

National Reform programme: EN - SV

External contributions to the National Reform Programme: EN - SV

Annex 1 - CSR Reporting and macro-structural reforms: EN - SV

Annex 2 - Measures with a bearing on national Europe 2020 targets:
EN - SV

Annex 3 - Main reforms for the coming 12 months: EN - SV

Convergence Programme: EN - SV

United Kingdom

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Final version, approved by the Council
EN

EN

2014

National Reform Programme: EN

Convergence Programme: EN