Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, has begun preparations for his 2015 Commission work programme. Following a first discussion last week in the college of commissioners, the Commission is consulting the European Parliament and, for the first time, the European Council. “People all around the EU are telling us they want change,” said Frans Timmermans, the vice-president in charge of better regulation. “Citizens want Europe to improve their lives, not meddle with them. Businesses want Europe to enhance their competitiveness, not burden them with red tape.”
Jean-Claude Juncker’s priorities for 2015 – as communicated in a recent letter to the Parliament and to the Italian presidency of the Council – reflect the ‘ten points’ of his election campaign. The letter expands on these ten points, identifying specific areas for action in 2015 under each heading.
Source: European Voice