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European Semester 2016

The country-specific recommendations, as tailored policy guidance to Member States, are one of the key products under the European Semester.

The 2016 European Semester kicked off in November 2015 with the Annual Growth Survey, which confirmed the Commission's jobs and growth strategy based on three pillars: re-launching investment, pursuing structural reforms to modernise our economies and responsible fiscal policies. In order to better integrate the euro area and national dimensions of the EU economic governance, the 2016 Annual Growth Survey was accompanied by a set of recommendations for the euro area .

In February 2016, the Commission published a series of country reports for each Member State*, analysing Member States' economic and social policies. The main messages of the country reports are summarised in a Communication pdf - 590 KB [590 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) . For 19 Member States the country reports include in-depth reviews examining the existence and nature of possible macroeconomic imbalances.

In May 2016, based on the analysis presented in the country reports and the dialogue held with Member States, the Commission presented country-specific recommendations for the next 12 to 18 months, along with an overarching Communication. pdf - 362 KB [362 KB]

As the part of the European Semester, the Commission also monitors the compliance with the Stability and Growth Pact.

* The country report for Cyprus was published in April. Greece is currently under a macroeconomic adjustment programme.

 

Information for the media:

Spring 2016 European Semester package: Commission issues country-specific recommendations

European Semester 2016 Spring Package explained

Overview of issues covered in the country-specific recommendations for 2016-2017 pdf - 178 KB [178 KB]

 

EU countryCountry-specific RecommendationsStaff Working DocumentsNational documents
Euro areaCommission Recommendation pdf - 54 KB [54 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) Country Report 2016 pdf - 220 KB [220 KB]  
BelgiumCommission Recommendation pdf - 171 KB [171 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Nederlands (nl) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr) Nederlands (nl)

National Reform Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] français (fr) Nederlands (nl)

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr) Nederlands (nl)

BulgariaCommission Recommendation pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] български (bg) Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] български (bg)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] български (bg)

Convergence Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] български (bg)

Czech RepublicCommission Recommendation pdf - 122 KB [122 KB] čeština (cs) Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] čeština (cs)

National Reform Programme pdf - 589 KB [589 KB] čeština (cs)

Annex 1 pdf - 584 KB [584 KB] čeština (cs)

Convergence Programme pdf - 936 KB [936 KB] čeština (cs)

DenmarkCommission Recommendation pdf - 108 KB [108 KB] dansk (da) Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] dansk (da)

National Reform Programme pdf - 497 KB [497 KB] dansk (da)

Convergence Programme pdf - 710 KB [710 KB] dansk (da)

Annex 1. Reporting table for the assessment of CSRs and key macro-structural reforms pdf - 606 KB [606 KB]

GermanyCommission Recommendation pdf - 122 KB [122 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] Deutsch (de)

National Reform Programme pdf - 659 KB [659 KB] Deutsch (de)

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Deutsch (de)

EstoniaCommission Recommendation pdf - 113 KB [113 KB] Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] eesti keel (et)

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] eesti keel (et)

National Reform Programme pdf - 666 KB [666 KB]

Estonia 2020 Action Plan 2015-2020 pdf - 614 KB [614 KB]

IrelandCommission Recommendation pdf - 135 KB [135 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

National Reform Programme pdf - 731 KB [731 KB]

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

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National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] ελληνικά (el)

SpainCommission Recommendation pdf - 135 KB [135 KB] Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] español (es)

National Reform Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] español (es)

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] español (es)

FranceCommission Recommendation pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr)

NRP Annex 1 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr)

Stability Programme pdf - 774 KB [774 KB] français (fr)

Monitoring report on excessive deficit correction and compliance with Recommendation pdf - 673 KB [673 KB] français (fr)
CroatiaCommission Recommendation pdf - 137 KB [137 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] hrvatski (hr)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] hrvatski (hr)

Convergence Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] hrvatski (hr)

Annex 1 pdf - 506 KB [506 KB] hrvatski (hr)
ItalyCommission Recommendation pdf - 132 KB [132 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) italiano (it) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] italiano (it)

National Reform Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] italiano (it)

Stability Programme pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] italiano (it)

Government timetable and response to Recommendations pdf - 996 KB [996 KB] italiano (it)
Government timetable and response to Recommendations pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] italiano (it)

CyprusCommission Recommendation pdf - 121 KB [121 KB] Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] ελληνικά (el)

National Reform Programme pdf - 608 KB [608 KB]

Stability Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

LatviaCommission Recommendation pdf - 117 KB [117 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) latviešu valoda (lv) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] latviešu valoda (lv)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] latviešu valoda (lv)

Stability Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] latviešu valoda (lv)

LithuaniaCommission Recommendation pdf - 117 KB [117 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) lietuvių kalba (lt) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] lietuvių kalba (lt)

National Reform Programme pdf - 978 KB [978 KB] lietuvių kalba (lt)

Stability program pdf - 844 KB [844 KB] lietuvių kalba (lt)
LuxembourgCommission Recommendation pdf - 117 KB [117 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] français (fr)

Stability Programme pdf - 852 KB [852 KB] français (fr)

Luxembourg’s 'Europe 2020' national targets (29 April 2016 version) pdf - 208 KB [208 KB]
Country-specific recommendations for Luxembourg 2015-2016 (29 April 2016 version) pdf - 141 KB [141 KB]
HungaryCommission Recommendation pdf - 123 KB [123 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) magyar (hu) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] magyar (hu)

National Reform Programme pdf - 642 KB [642 KB]

Convergence Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] magyar (hu)

Implementation of country-specific recommendations pdf - 883 KB [883 KB] magyar (hu)
MaltaCommission Recommendation pdf - 115 KB [115 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Malti (mt) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Malti (mt)

National Reform Programme pdf - 241 KB [241 KB]

Stability Programme pdf - 599 KB [599 KB]

Table 1. Description of the measures taken and information on their qualitative impact pdf - 202 KB [202 KB]
Table 2: Reporting table on national Europe 2020 targets pdf - 527 KB [527 KB]
Table 3. Overview of main reform commitments for the 12 months pdf - 356 KB [356 KB]
NetherlandsCommission Recommendation pdf - 117 KB [117 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Nederlands (nl) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Nederlands (nl)

National Reform Programme pdf - 760 KB [760 KB] Nederlands (nl)

Stability Programme pdf - 731 KB [731 KB] Nederlands (nl)

Contribution of the Dutch social partners to the National Reform Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] Nederlands (nl)
AustriaCommission Recommendation pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] Deutsch (de)

National Reform Programme pdf - 828 KB [828 KB] Deutsch (de)

Stability Programme pdf - 1009 KB [1009 KB] Deutsch (de)

Table 1: Reporting table for the assessment of CSRs and key macro-structural reforms pdf - 761 KB [761 KB] Deutsch (de)
Table 2: Reporting table on national Europe 2020 targets pdf - 733 KB [733 KB] Deutsch (de)
Table 3: Reporting on main reform plans for the next 12 months pdf - 550 KB [550 KB] Deutsch (de)

PolandCommission Recommendation pdf - 118 KB [118 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) polski (pl) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] polski (pl)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] polski (pl)

Convergence Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] polski (pl)

PortugalCommission Recommendation pdf - 129 KB [129 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) português (pt) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] português (pt)

National Reform Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] português (pt)

Stability Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] português (pt)

Information on measures planned and measures already enacted pdf - 493 KB [493 KB] português (pt)
Executive Summary of the National Reform Programme pdf - 383 KB [383 KB] português (pt)
RomaniaCommission Recommendation pdf - 130 KB [130 KB] Deutsch (de) română (ro) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] română (ro)

National Reform Programme pdf - 1009 KB [1009 KB] română (ro)

Convergence Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] română (ro)

SloveniaCommission Recommendation pdf - 131 KB [131 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) slovenščina (sl) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] slovenščina (sl)

National Reform Programme pdf - 550 KB [550 KB] slovenščina (sl)

Stability Programme pdf - 973 KB [973 KB] slovenščina (sl)

Table 1. Description of the measures taken and information on their qualitative impact pdf - 222 KB [222 KB] slovenščina (sl)
SlovakiaCommission Recommendation pdf - 117 KB [117 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) slovenčina (sk) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] slovenčina (sk)

National Reform Programme pdf - 990 KB [990 KB] slovenčina (sk)

Stability Programme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] slovenčina (sk)

FinlandCommission Recommendation pdf - 120 KB [120 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Stability Programme pdf - 676 KB [676 KB] suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

SwedenCommission Recommendation pdf - 115 KB [115 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) svenska (sv) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] svenska (sv)

National Reform Programme pdf - 650 KB [650 KB] svenska (sv)

Convergence Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] svenska (sv)

Table 1. Reporting table for the assessment of CSRs and key macro-structural reforms pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] svenska (sv)
Table 3. Overview of measures with a bearing on the national Europe 2020 targets pdf - 144 KB [144 KB] svenska (sv)

United KingdomCommission Recommendation pdf - 113 KB [113 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Country Report 2016 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

National Reform Programme pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Convergence Programme pdf - 6 MB [6 MB]

* Greece is currently under Macroeconomic adjustment programme.