The autumn package includes:

Commission's Annual Growth Survey (AGS)

It sets out the general economic priorities for the EU and offers EU governments policy guidance for the following year.

The Commission guidance is built around 3 inter-connected strands: investment, structural reforms and fiscal consolidation.

Alert Mechanism Report (AMR)

This is a screening device, based on a scoreboard of indicators, which identifies countries that may be affected by economic imbalances and for which the Commission should undertake further in-depth reviews.

It launches the annual Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure (MIP), which aims to prevent or address imbalances that hinder the smooth functioning of national economies, of the eurozone or of the EU as a whole. 

Joint Employment Report (draft)

The report analyses the employment and social situation in Europe and the policy responses of national governments.

Employment guidelines

The employment guidelines present common priorities and targets for the national employment policies and provide the basis for Country Specific Recommendations.

Recommendation for the euro area

The recommendation addresses issues critical to the functioning of the single currency area and suggests concrete measures national governments can implement. This ensures that eurozone and national issues are included in the EU economic governance planning.

Commission's opinion on draft budget plans for eurozone countries

The opinion assesses how much national budget plans for the coming year comply with the requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP).

European social partners' views

2018 European Semester: Employers' views on Annual Growth Survey
2018 European Semester: ETUC Priorities for the Annual Growth

The autumn package explained

More information on the different elements of the autumn package   

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