9 Jun, 2022

European Commission publishes country-specific recommendations 

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The European Commission’s 2022 European Semester Spring Package provides the Member States with support and guidance two years on from the first impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the midst of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 

They contain country-specific recommendations which cover different social and employment areas linked to the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Namely: 

-Boosting inclusive education systems
-Improving the effectiveness of long-term care systems
-Extending the childcare facilities’ capacity to increase employment of women with children.
-Ensuring the effective provision of social and affordable housing
-Ensuring sustainability of the pension system in light of demographic change
-Promoting deep renovation, and adequate availability of social, affordable, and energy-efficient housing, and combating energy poverty
-Reduction of the digital divide between urban and remote rural areas 

The Spring 2022 Economic Forecast projects the EU economy to continue growing in 2022 and 2023. However, while the EU economy continues to show resilience, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has created a new environment, exacerbating pre-existing headwinds to growth, which were previously expected to subside. It also poses additional challenges to the EU economies related to the security of energy supply and fossil fuel dependency on Russia. 

See all the country reports here: 2022 European Semester: Country Reports | European Commission (europa.eu) 

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