The European Semester is the main mechanism for economic and social policy coordination in the EU. It allows EU countries to discuss their economic and budget plans and monitor progress throughout the year. Its main purpose was to ensure that member states align their budgetary and economic policies with the objectives and rules agreed at the EU level. The Semester further developed into a monitoring instrument for the Europe 2020 Strategy, aimed at fostering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and was guided by a “Social Scoreboard”.
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