Setting the priorities

Setting the priorities

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

The analysis phase

The analysis phase

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

National Reform Programmes and Stability/Convergence Programmes

National Reform Programmes and Stability/Convergence Programmes

March-April: EU countries submit national reform programmes and stability/convergence programmes

EU country-specific recommendations

EU country-specific recommendations

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

Putting recommendations into practice

Putting recommendations into practice

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