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European Union – The Legal Nature Of Country Specific Recommendations

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: EP}

EU- Country Specific Recommendations

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Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) provide annual guidance on budgetary and macro-structural measures to EU Member States.

They are proposed by the Commission within the framework of the European Semester based on its assessment of Member States’ medium-term budgetary plans and economic reform programmes in light of broad policy priorities outlined annually by the European Council based on the Annual Growth Survey.

The Commission also addresses policy recommendations to the euro area as a whole based on Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

The CSRs are politically binding, as they are both endorsed annually by the European Council and adopted by the Council.

The Council is expected, as a rule, to adopt the recommendations proposed by the Commission or publicly explain its position otherwise

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