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European Semester

01WHAT'S UP

02INTRODUCTION

The “European Semester” is an annual cycle of macro-economic, budgetary and structural policy-related coordination within the EU. Its focus is on the first six-month period of each year, hence its name "European Semester". During the European Semester, the member states align their budgetary and economic policies with the objectives and rules agreed at EU level. The aim is to ensure sound public finances, to promote economic growth and to prevent excessive macroeconomic imbalances within the EU. The Semester has a clear timetable, according to which the member states receive EU-level advice ("guidance") and subsequently submit their policy plans ("national reform programmes" and "stability or convergence programmes"), to be assessed at EU level. After they have been evaluated, the member states are given individual recommendations ("country-specific recommendations") for their national budgetary and reform policies. If necessary, they also receive recommendations for correcting macroeconomic imbalances. The objective is for the member states to take these recommendations into account when they define their budget for the next year.

03KEY DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT COUNTRY REPORT AUSTRIA 2016 DOCUMENT NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME AUSTRIA 2015 DOCUMENT AUSTRIAN STUDY ON ROLE OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN NATIONAL REFORM PROGRAMME DOCUMENT ANNUAL GROWTH SURVEY 2015 DOCUMENT EUROPEAN SEMESTER: COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS DOCUMENT R&I ANALYSIS IN THE EUROPEAN SEMESTER COUNTRY REPORTS 2017 DOCUMENT RESEARCH & INNOVATION IN THE 2016 EUROPEAN SEMESTER COUNTRY REPORTS

04ARCHIVE

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