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The European Semester 2018

The 2018 European Semester kicked off with the presentation by the Commission of the autumn package. It sets out general economic priorities for the EU and provides EU countries with policy guidance for the following year.

The European Semester is the annual cycle for the coordination of economic policies at EU level. It allows the EU member countries to discuss their economic and budget plans and monitor progress at specific times throughout the year.

More on European Semester and its timeline.

Spring package

As next steps in the 2018 cycle of the European Semester of economic policy coordination, the European Commission presented on 23 May 2018 the so called 'Spring package'.

It issues country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for individual Member States for the next 12 to 18 months, along with an overarching Communication.

List of documents

Belgium COM/2018/401 final Bulgaria COM/2018/402 final Czech Republic COM/2018/403 final Denmark COM/2018/404 final
Germany COM/2018/405 final Estonia COM/2018/406 final Ireland COM/2018/407 final Spain COM/2018/408 final
France COM/2018/409 final Croatia COM/2018/410 final Italy COM/2018/411 final Cyprus COM/2018/412 final
Latvia COM/2018/413 final Lithuania COM/2018/414 final Luxembourg COM/2018/415 final Hungary COM/2018/416 final
Malta COM/2018/417 final Netherlands COM/2018/418 final Austria COM/2018/419 final Poland COM/2018/420 final
Portugal COM/2018/421 final Romania COM/2018/422 final Slovenia COM/2018/423 final Slovakia COM/2018/424 final
Finland COM/2018/425 final Sweden COM/2018/426 final United Kingdom COM/2018/427 final

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Winter package

The European Commission published on 7 March 2018 its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States.

List of documents

Belgium SWD/2018/0200 final Bulgaria SWD/2018/0201 final Czech Republic SWD/2018/0202 final Denmark SWD/2018/0203 final
Germany SWD/2018/0204 final Estonia SWD/2018/0205 final Ireland SWD/2018/0206 final Spain SWD/2018/0207 final
France SWD/2018/0208 final Croatia SWD/2018/0209 final Italy SWD/2018/0210 final Cyprus SWD/2018/0211 final
Latvia SWD/2018/0212 final Lithuania SWD/2018/0213 final Luxembourg SWD/2018/0214 final Hungary SWD/2018/0215 final
Malta SWD/2018/0216 final Netherlands SWD/2018/0217 final Austria SWD/2018/0218 final Poland SWD/2018/0219 final
Portugal SWD/2018/0220 final Romania SWD/2018/0221 final Slovenia SWD/2018/0222 final Slovakia SWD/2018/0223 final
Finland SWD/2018/0224 final Sweden SWD/2018/0225 final United Kingdom SWD/2018/0226 final

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Autumn package

The Autumn Package includes the following documents:

List of documents

Summaries of EU legislation

Glossary terms of the Summaries of EU legislation

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