A New Start: The 2015 Work Programme

News Highlight16/12/2014

The Commission and its Priorities


From left to right: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, President Tusk and President Juncker © EU


European Council endorses the Commission's Investment Offensive

The European Council endorses the Commission's Investment Offensive and commits to continue supporting Ukraine.

President Juncker speaking at the European Parliament © EU

Press release18/12/2014

European Council: New approach to investment and support to Ukraine

Speaking ahead of the European Council, President Juncker said: "Two elements stand out when we look ahead to the European Council: First, Europe needs a new approach to investment. Second, we have to help our eastern neighbour, Ukraine."

President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans © EU

Press release16/12/2014

A New Start: An EU work plan to deliver jobs, growth and investment

The European Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2015 – setting out the actions the Commission intends to take over the next 12 months to make a real difference for jobs, growth and investment and bring concrete benefits for citizens.

Law and Policies

The European Commission is active in many policy areas and is the starting point for the EU's law-making process.

Funding and public contracts

A huge range of funding opportunities exists to support programmes and projects.

Life, work and travel in the EU