The European Semester for economic policy coordination: A reflection paper

25-10-2019

This paper provides an overview of the current EU economic governance framework, in particular of the so-called EU ‘rules- based’ surveillance framework of national budgetary, economic and social policies. It raises some broad questions on the lessons learned and proposes some reflections for the future. This document was prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit of the European Parliament and the opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament.

This paper provides an overview of the current EU economic governance framework, in particular of the so-called EU ‘rules- based’ surveillance framework of national budgetary, economic and social policies. It raises some broad questions on the lessons learned and proposes some reflections for the future. This document was prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit of the European Parliament and the opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament.