Once a year the European Commission proposes country-specific recommendations (CSRs) to member states for budgetary, economic and social policies which are subsequently adopted by the Council.
BusinessEurope member federations believe that 90% of the CSRs they have analysed focus on the right issues for reform in EU member states.
However, BusinessEurope's yearly survey of its member federations continues to reveal a lack of consistent reform implementation despite the right objectives for reform. Our member federations conclude that only 20% of CSRs have been implemented satisfactorily - a slight decrease compared to the 22% figure observed in 2018. When considering the additional proportion of CSRs where mixed (i.e. some) progress has been identified, the figure jumps to 57% only (compared to 70% last year). The proportion of CSRs with no or little progress according to our members has largely increased.