European Commission Outlines Work Program for 2018


The European Commission published a communication on October 24, 2017, which outlined its work program for 2018. The communication included numerous annexes and outlined a number of initiatives which are intended to be the focus of the European Commission for the coming year.

The communication goes into further detail in a number of annexes that, for example, set out 10 political priorities, including the completion of the capital markets union and the banking union, as well as create a permanent and accountable European Minister of Economy and Finance.

The annexes also set out priority-pending proposals on which the European Commission wants the European Parliament and Council of the EU to prioritize while also listing a number of proposals which it intends to withdraw and legislation it intends to repeal.

The communication, addressed to the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, is available here.