European Semester 3.0 – Strong policy coherence needed to rebuild trust and a sustainable development perspective
Briefing | 10 February 2015
The European Semester should be further developed to become an effective governance and enforcement mechanism that can ensure coherence between national fiscal policies and overarching sustainable development objectives. To this extent national Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFR) should be accelerated via the European Semester and Member States national public spending and investment plans should be checked against their delivery on sustainable development.
Environmental NGOs have carried out a consultation among their networks of members and national experts and are providing concrete country specific recommendations for 21 Member States as well as the Eurozone in general.
Theme: Energy & climate | Transport | Resource efficiency