The Commission plans its work, including the drafting of new legislation, based on the political priorities set by the President.
At Commission level: The Commission work programme shows how the Commission plans to give practical effect to the political priorities set out by the President. Overarching objectives are:
At department level: Each Commission department establishes a management plan translating its own long-term strategy into general and specific objectives, reflecting:
Before proposing legislation the Commission takes stock of existing laws and conducts an impact assessment to evaluate the potential economic, social and environmental consequences of any new initiative. New situations and issues developing in Europe and possible implications for the new legislation are also taken into account.
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