New initiatives

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23 key initiatives to provide a high level of environmental protection, high social and employment standards, energy security, a thriving economy that benefits all, and a migration policy that reflects our common values. 

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Legislation entering into force

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68 pieces of new EU legislation that will apply in 2016 informing citizens and businesses.

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Summary of the new initiatives

A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment

  • New Skills Agenda for Europe
  • New start for working parents
  • Circular Economy Package
  • Review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
  • Next steps for a sustainable European future

A Connected Digital Single Market

  • Implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy

A Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy

  • Energy Union Package

A Deeper and Fairer Internal Market

  • Labour Mobility Package
  • Follow-up to Single market Strategy
  • European Defence Action Plan
  • Action Plan on VAT
  • Corporate Tax Package
  • A Space Strategy for Europe

A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union

  • Pillar of Social Rights
  • European Bank Deposit Insurance Scheme / Completion of the Banking Union

A Reasonable and Balanced Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

  • Follow-up to the Trade and Investment Strategy

An area of Justice and Fundamental Rights

  • Implementation of European Agenda on Security

Towards a New Policy on Migration

  • Better Migration Management
  • Border Management Package

A Stronger Global Actor

  • Post-Cotonou Framework
  • Capacity building in the security sector
  • Commission contribution to the Global Strategy

A Union of Democratic Change

  • Proposal for an Inter-Institutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register