European Semester cycle 2019

On 5 June 2019, the European Commission issued its proposals for Council recommendations for each EU member state on the national reform programmes and the national stability programmes. This is part of the “European Semester cycle” that takes part since 2011 and is a cycle of economic and fiscal policy coordination within the EU and part of the European Union's economic governance framework.

Once again there is a focus on (de)regulation of professions in many countries and a lot of criticism against access requirements and professional regulations such as shareholding requirements, reserved activities, interdisciplinary restrictions etc.

After the proposed recommendations have been discussed and adopted by the Council, the member states will be expected to reflect them in their national policies in the next 12 months.

Please find here the country specific recommendations for all EU member countries: LINK