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.

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.

Communication on fiscal stance

The Commission assesses the overall fiscal policy of the euro area in aggregate terms, considering the euro area as a single entity. On this basis it recommends objectives for the fiscal stance of the euro area.

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).


The Commission is also publishing the European social partners' views:

2017 European Semester: Employers' views on Annual Growth Survey
2017 European Semester: ETUC Priorities for the Annual Growth Survey