EU Sources - The European Semester Spring Package - May 31, 2017

The European Commission published the 2017 country-specific recommendations, setting out its economic policy guidance for individual Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. The economy in the EU and the euro area is proving resilient, but challenges remain, such as slow productivity growth, the legacies of the crisis, including persisting inequalities, and uncertainty arising from external factors. The Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, said that addressing inequality is firmly at the heart of the assessment. Productivity increases should be reflected by higher wages. The ETUC called it progress that the European Commission is calling for more public investment and higher wages in some countries.

English: https://www.etuc.org/press/european-semester-spring-package-2017 …  

The recommendations: https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/2017-european-semester …    

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