Following what President Juncker stated in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the European Commission presented yesterday its Work Programme for 2018 to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Programme identifies a  limited number of new initiatives that will contribute to its plans for completing the work on President Juncker's ten political priorities before the end of its mandate, as well as a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.

The Commission intends to adopt the 26 new legislative proposals identified in the work programme by May 2018 in order to allow the European Parliament and the Council to complete the legislative work before the European elections of June 2019. The forward looking  initiatives listed by the Commission fall within the debate on the future of the European Union which was prompted by the publication of the  White Paper on the future of Europe last Spring.

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The Commission's work programme also identifies 66 pending priority proposals presented in the last two years that need to be swiftly adopted by the Parliament and the Council. As usual, the work programme is accompanied by a list of proposals for which an agreement is not expected to be reach, or are no longer appropriate for their purpose or are technically overcome, and will therefore be withdrawned.

Among the proposals that will be presented in the first part of 2018, particular relevance will have the new Multiannual Financial Framework for the post 2020 period and follwoing it the proposal for the new generation of funding programs and new own resources for the financing of the Union's budget.

Work Programme of the European Commission for 2018 (in English)
Annex I - New proposals in adoption in 2018 (in English)
Annex III - Pending priority proposals (in English)

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