A New Start: The 2015 Work Programme

News Highlight16/12/2014

The Commission and its Priorities


President Juncker speaking at the European Parliament © EU

Press release18/12/2014

Statement by President Juncker ahead of the European Council

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.

Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner in charge of Competition © EU

Press release17/12/2014

Enquiry on tax rulings practice extended to all Member States

The Commission will ask Member States to provide information about their tax ruling practice under State aid rules.

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.

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