First published on
13 December 2016 (last update on: 10 January 2017)

Joint Declaration on the EU's legislative priorities for 2017

We are at a critical juncture for the European Union. This is a time of many global, economic, environmen­tal and societal challenges. European citizens therefore expect the European Union to make a concrete difference in helping address the biggest of these challenges.

Delivering results where they are most needed requires that the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission work closely together in particular when it comes to the European legislative process. That is why we have committed (…) to agree each year on a number of proposals to which we want to give priority treatment in the legislative process.

While continuing to work on all legislative proposals, the following initiatives will be given priority treat­ment in the legislative process to ensure substantial progress and, where possible, their delivery before the end of 2017.


Working document to facilitate the monitoring and tracking of the follow-up to the Joint Declaration on the EU's legislative priorities for 2017

At the political level, the implementation of the Joint Declaration will be monitored jointly and regularly through meetings of the Presidents of the 3 Institutions in March, July and November 2017.


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