On 23 May 2018, the Commission presented the 2018 country-specific recommendations as part of the European Semester Spring Package, setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. Director General of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety Xavier Prats Monné discusses the implications for the health sector.

The European Semester is a cycle of economic, fiscal and social policy coordination within the EU. It is part of the EU’s economic governance framework and aims to help EU countries to avoid excessive government debt, prevent macroeconomic imbalances, support structural reforms and social policies and promote jobs, growth and investment.

To read more about this on the European Commission website go to: https://ec.europa.eu/health/health-eu-newsletter-216-focus_en