The European Commission has presented its severely pared back work programme for 2015. Frans Timmermans has threatened to withdraw the maternity leave directive if an agreement is not reached within six months. EURACTIV France reports.
The European Commission will ditch the Circular Economy Package, replace it with “more ambitious” legislation in 2015, and change pending air-pollution rules, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told MEPs on Tuesday (16 December).
The policy priorities for Europe matter just as much as who takes the EU executive's lead. Now is the time to dig in and agree on a direction for the troika, 'Greater Europe' and clarity in policy making, write Jacques Delors and António Vitorino.
The European Commission has released its political programme for the coming year, with a core focus on issues such as growth and jobs, climate change, energy and migration – confirming its desire to move on from matters of institutional reform.
Prosperity, solidarity, security and Europe's place in the world are the key strategic objectives for the Commission in 2006. Better regulation and more efficient communication are the key instruments to support these goals.
The Commission adopted on 5 March its Annual Policy Strategy Decision for 2004. The proposal defines the political and resource framework for the year when the EU will grow from 15 to 25 Member States.