Introduced in 2010, the European Semester is a multi-annual exchange between the European Commission and Member States, providing a structure to coordinate macroeconomic policies across the EU. The goal of the European Semester is to ensure macroeconomic stability and economic growth, as well as promote social inclusion and the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The European Semester 2020 coincided with an unprecedented economic shock resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This highlighted the importance of unified efforts to ensure economic recovery and apply a holistic approach to address economic, social and environmental dimensions.
RREUSE put forward a list of recommendations to Member States governments and the European Commission encouraging them to apply a holistic approach to the European Semester process, embracing environmental, social and economic dimensions.
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