The Commission’s plans for 2014 will focus on EU growth, getting people back to work and a push to implement pending proposals.
Some 29 initiatives will be presented in the coming year, with the majority relating to reviews of existing EU rules. Others will focus on modernising areas such as state‑aid rules, industrial policy and completing the single market.
The top priority remains growth and jobs, with a particular focus on combatting youth unemployment and easing access to finance. Key priorities during the coming year include:
New legal rules will be presented on the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, reform of the EU's anti-fraud office, crisis management for financial institutions other than banks, and EU waste policy.
Early in 2014, the priority will be to finalise a series of existing proposals before the European Parliament elections. The Commission will also work with national governments on putting into operation a host of new rules already agreed upon at EU level.
Commission Work Programme 2014 [85 KB]