European Semester 2021 – an exceptional cycle

European Semester 2021 – an exceptional cycle

Autumn Package

November: The Commission presents the priorities and guidelines for the following year as part of the autumn package

Winter Package

February: The Commission publishes reports for each EU country, assessing economic and social policies

Spring Package

May-July: each country receives tailored economic and budgetary policy recommendations

Putting recommendations into practice

August-October: National governments incorporate the recommendations into their reform plans and national budgets for the following year