European Semester Policy Position

16 October, 2017
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After the discontinuation of the EU Anti-Corruption Report, the European Semester process is supposed to act as the main vehicle for delivering recommendations to EU Member States on anti-corruption reforms. The European Semester process is not, as it stands, an adequate substitute for that report, much less the EU anti-corruption strategy that the report was intended to inform. It is clear that the Semester process can be improved with a view to delivering progress on anti-corruption reforms. This policy position outlines recommendations on how the European Semester process can deliver better anti-corruption results through factors such as more thorough risk assessments, more inclusive consultations and more systematic tracking of progress in member states.