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European Semester 2015

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. In February, the Commission published a series of country reports in February, analysing Member States' economic policies, which are summarised in a Communication . The reports include in-depth reviews of the 16 countries identified in November as experiencing macroeconomic imbalances.

 

In May 2015, the Commission has published the country-specific recommendations for each Member State, along with an overarching Communication pdf - 186 KB [186 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) on how to strengthen and sustain the recovery, and how the streamlined European Semester is implemented. The recommendations build on (i) the country reports presented in February; (ii) a thorough assessment of every Member State's plans for sound public finances (Stability or Convergence Programmes, or SCPs) and policy measures to boost jobs and growth (National Reform Programmes, or NRPs); and (iii) the outcome of the dialogue with Member States and other key stakeholders.

 

The Commission has also published reports related to the excessive deficit procedure. Find out more about the excessive deficit procedure.

 

Information for the media:

Country-specific recommendations 2015: Further efforts needed to support a robust recovery

Q&A: Country-specific recommendations 2015

2015 CSRs overview table

Progress to Europe 2020 targets – overview table

Press release: European Semester 2015: College decisions

European Semester 2015: country-specific updates

 

Speeches by: Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner Pierre Moscovici

 

EU country Country-specific Recommendations Staff Working Documents National documents
Euro area

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

EN
Austria

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Country Report 2015

DE - EN

National Reform Programme: DE - EN

Annex 1.1 - Measures to address the 2014 CSRs: EN

Annex 1.2 - Progress on Europe 2020 targets: EN

Annex 1.3 - Planned reforms: EN

Annex 2 - Table 1: DE

Annex 2 - Table 2: DE

Stability Programme: DE - EN

Belgium

Commission Recommendation
FR - NL - DE - EN

Country Report 2015

FR - NL - EN

National Reform Programme: FR - NL - EN

Stability Programme: FR - NL

Bulgaria

Commission Recommendation
BG - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

BG - EN

National Reform Programme: BG - EN

Convergence Programme: BG - EN

Croatia

Commission Recommendation
HR - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

HR - EN

National Reform Programme: HR - EN

Convergence Programme: HR

Cyprus

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

Country Report 2015

EL - EN

National Reform Programme: EN

Czech Republic

Commission Recommendation
CS - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

CS - EN

National Reform Programme: CS - EN

Annex 2 - CS

Annex 3 - CS

Convergence Programme: CS - EN

Tables supporting the CP: CS - EN

Denmark

Commission Recommendation
DA - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

DA - EN

National Reform Programme: EN - DA

Annex 1 - Key Micro-structural reforms: EN

Annex 2 - Quantitative assessment of reforms: EN

Convergence Programme: EN - DA

Estonia

Commission Recommendation
ET - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

ET - EN

National Reform Programme (Action Plan): ET

Stability Programme: ET

Finland

Commission Recommendation
FI - SV - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

FI - SV - EN

National Reform Programme: EN - FI - SV

Stability Programme: FI - SV

France

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

Country Report 2015

FR - EN

National Reform Programme: FR

Summary of the NRP: EN

Contribution from stakeholders: FR

Stability Programme: FR - EN

Summary of the SP: EN

Germany

Commission Recommendation
DE - EN - FR

Country Report 2015

DE - EN

National Reform Programme: DE - EN

Stability Programme: EN - DE

Greece *

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

National Reform Programme: EL - EN

Hungary

Commission Recommendation
HU - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

HU - EN

National Reform Programme: HU - EN

Implementation of the CSRs: HU - EN

Convergence Programme: HU - EN

Ireland

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

EN

National Reform Programme: EN

Stability Programme: EN

Italy

Commission Recommendation
IT - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

IT - EN

National Reform Programme: IT

Annex 1 - List of reforms: IT

Annex 2 - Macroeconomic impact of structural reforms: EN

Annex 3 - Time table NRP 2015: EN

Stability Programme IT

Latvia

Commission Recommendation
LV - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

LV - EN

National Reform Programme: LV - EN

Stability Programme: LV - EN

Lithuania

Commission Recommendation
LT - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

LT - EN

National Reform Programme: LT - EN

Annex 1 - National quantitative targets: LT - EN

Annex 2 - Implementation of the 2014 CSRs: LT - EN

Stability Programme: LT - EN

Luxembourg

Commission Recommendation
FR - EN - DE

Country Report 2015

FR - EN

National Reform Programme: FR - EN

Measures to address the 2014 CSRs: FR

Progress towards Europe 2020 targets FR

Stability Programme: FR - EN

Annex to the Stability Programme: FR

Malta

Commission Recommendation
MT - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

MT - EN

National Reform Programme: EN

Annex 1 - Measures to address the 2014 CSRs: EN

Annex 2 - Progress on Europe2020 targets: EN

Annex 3 - Planned reforms: EN

Stability Programme: EN

Netherlands

Commission Recommendation
NL - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

NL - EN

National Reform Programme: NL - EN

Contribution from the social partners: NL - EN

Stability Programme: EN

Poland

Commission Recommendation
PL - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

PL - EN

National Reform Programme: PL - EN

Convergence Programme: PL

Portugal

Commission Recommendation
PT - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

PT - EN

National Reform Programme: PT

Stability Programme: PT

Romania

Commission Recommendation
RO - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

RO - EN

National Reform Programme: RO - EN

Convergence Programme: RO - EN

Slovakia

Commission Recommendation
SK - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

SK - EN

National Reform Programme: SK - EN

NRP 2015 Action Plan SK - EN

Stability Programme: SK

Annex to the Stability Programme: SK

Slovenia

Commission Recommendation
SL - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

SL - EN

National Reform Programme: SL - EN

Stability Programme: SL - EN

Spain

Commission Recommendation
ES - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

ES - EN

National Reform Programme: ES

Stability Programme: ES - EN

Sweden

Commission Recommendation
SV - EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

SV - EN

National Reform Programme: SV - EN

Contribution of social partners : SV - EN

Measures to address the 2014 CSRs: SV - EN

Progress on Europe 2020 targets: SV - EN

Planned reforms: SV - EN

Convergence Programme: SV - EN

United Kingdom

Commission Recommendation
EN - FR - DE

Country Report 2015

EN

National Reform Programme: EN

Convergence Programme: EN

* 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.