This thematic review performs an analysis of the impact of recent reforms on inequality in Europe and was prepared by a network of external experts - the European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policy.
The review consists of 27 country-specific articles dedicated all EU countries covered by the European Semester process (all EU Member States except from Greece) and a synthesis report.
The experts were asked to select a limited number of reforms to report on, prioritising them in terms of their impact on inequalities and not to present an exhaustive discussion of reforms in 2015 and 2016. This review and the country reports therefore do not seek to provide a comprehensive picture of all relevant reforms implemented in recent years. A particular attention is given to reforms triggered by country-specific recommendations. If certain systems/policies had already been reformed prior to 2015, such reforms are not included in the scope of this review.
This publication is only available in electronic format in English.