How to make the European Semester more effective and legitimate?

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The Commission has launched an assessment and revision of the so-called six-pack and two-pack legislative packages. This paper assesses the successes and shortcomings of the European Semester with a focus on legitimacy, effectiveness and ownership. It argues that in order to address these problems, the framework should be redesigned from a new starting point, which builds on existing divisions of competence and clear decision making structures. This would help to restore the honesty and credibility of the Semester, which should be geared at supporting accountability at the national level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBryssel
PublisherEuropean Parliament
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)978-92-846-6773-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-846-6774-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Bibliographical note

This document was provided by the Economic Governance Support Unit at the request of the ECON Committee, European Parliament

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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