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EU Semester: European Commission publishes country assessments of economic and social progress

Every year, the European Commission launches a new Semester cycle to monitor and promote economic and inclusive growth. The first phase of the cycle is launched in December every year, defining the priorities of the year ahead. The second phase (now) analyses progress in different countries by publishing national reports which cover all areas of macroeconomic or social importance, and take stock of the country’s budgetary situation. They assess the progress made by each EU country in addressing the issues identified in the previous year’s EU Country-Specific Recommendations.

A number of these reports refer to aspects of worklife balance policies such as basic resources, access to childcare and long-term care, different family leaves, as well as flexible working arrangements.

Check out the report for your country here