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2014 European Semester: Commission has published the Country-Specific Recommendations

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The European Commission’s proposals on Country-specific Recommendations were out this Monday 02/06/2014. The overall message is that economic progress is being made. With growth returning and public finances improving, arguing that the medicine of austerity has worked. However, there is a recognition of the big challenges of unemployment, and rising poverty and social exclusion, affecting nearly 1 in 4 of the EU population, with fairness consideration coming to the fore. The key criteria are the AGS priorities, and the previous CSRs – but there is little consistent reference to the Europe 2020 targets, including climate/resource efficiency.

CSRs on poverty are supposedly given in 11 countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and UK.

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