Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2020 National Reform Programme of Belgium and delivering a Council opinion on the 2020 Stability Programme of Belgium
1. The ninth European Semester began in November 2019 with the publication of the Commission’s Annual Growth Survey (AGS), which set out the EU’s growth priorities for the coming year.
2. The next stage of the European Semester was the publication of Country Reports in February 2020. The reports contained an assessment of the implementation of the 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations.
3. Following this, Member Sates submitted their National Reform Programmes (NRPs) and Stability or Convergence Programmes to the European Commission.
4. Country-specific Recommendations were drafted by the Commission on the basis of these reports. The overarching Communication referred to previously presents these draft CSRs as well as the other documents of this package, and their consistency with major policy priorities set out in the AGS.