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Infographie - Who does what in the European Semester

Who does what in the European Semester

The infographic explains the EU's yearly policy coordination process known as the "European Semester". 

During the European Semester the member states align their budgetary and economic policies with the objectives and rules agreed at the EU level. During the three main phases of the European Semester, the EU member states submit their budgetary strategies and reform plans to the European Commission, which analyses them and issues recommendations for each member state. The Council adopts these recommendations and the member sates are expected to implement them in their national policy-making.