Juncker Commission adopts second annual Work Programme: Maintaining focus and delivering on 10 priorities
EU News 295/2015
Strasbourg, 27 October 2015
On 27 October, the European Commission adopted its 2016 Work Programme, the second of the Juncker Commission, reaffirming the commitment to the ten political priorities of its Political Guidelines. The preparation for this Work Programme was launched with the State of the Union address of President Juncker in front of the European Parliament on 9 September and the Letter of Intent sent by him and First Vice-President Timmermans to the Presidents of the European Parliament and the Council on the same day. It follows a constructive dialogue with the European Parliament and the Council. The Work Programme calls on the European Parliament and Council to help deliver quick and effective results in the most important policy areas.
This year's Work Programme will deliver 23 key initiatives across our 10 political priorities, 20 intended withdrawals or modifications of pending proposals and 40 REFIT actions to review the quality of existing EU legislation. In very many areas, a common approach at European level is needed if we are to achieve our ambitious policy goals – a high level of environmental protection, high social and employment standards, energy security, a thriving economy that benefits all, and a migration policy that reflects our common values.
Source and additional information:
Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Date: 27/10/2015 Reference: P-029428/00-05 Location: Strasbourg - EP (C)EU, 2015 URL