The Commission and its Priorities
With its Annual Growth Survey (AGS) the Commission kicks-off the 2016 European Semester. It sets out the economic and social policy priorities and recommends that EU countries re-launch investment, pursue structural reforms and implement responsible fiscal policies to strengthen recovery and foster convergence.
The Commission proposes a European Deposit Insurance Scheme to reinforce protection for European depositors and complete Banking Union. It also sets up a €3 billion Refugee Facility for Turkey.
Just days before the major UN climate conference in Paris, the Commission reaffirmed the EU's position to work for a fair, ambitious and legally binding global climate deal. This is a historic opportunity to avoid dangerous climate change.