What the Commission is doing
Jobs, Growth and Investment
The European Commission’s top priority is to get Europe growing again and to increase the number of jobs without creating new debt.
An investment plan will unlock public and private investments in the real economy of at least €315 billion over the next three years (2015-2017). The plan also focuses on cutting regulation and making smarter use of existing financial resources.
The Investment Plan is already showing results. The European Investment Bank (EIB) estimates that by the end of 2015, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) triggered around €50 billion of investment in Europe.
Economic and Monetary Union
Building on the enhanced EU economic governance, Europe needs to coordinate its economic policy more closely – to realise its full potential to deliver jobs, growth, social fairness and financial stability.
Work is needed in 4 areas: economic, financial, fiscal and political union as defined in the Five Presidents' Report: Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.
- promote growth and employment-enhancing policies in the eurozone and the EU
- promote macro-economic and fiscal stability in the euro area and EU
- improve the efficient functioning of the economic and monetary union
- promote investment in the EU
- prevent or correct macroeconomic imbalances in the European Union
- increasingly coordinate national structural policies
- promote prosperity beyond the EU