Every year, the European Commission adopts a plan of action for the next twelve months. The Commission Work Programme informs citizens, its institutional partners and its staff how it will turn its political priorities into concrete action. Generally, the Work Programme is adopted in October. The 2018 Work Programme is the fourth to be presented by the Juncker Commission since it took office in 2014. The to-do list for 2018 includes 26 key initiatives to complete the Commission’s 10 priority areas before the end of its mandate (factsheet).
The Commission also identifies 66 priority pending proposals presented in the past two years where swift adoption by the Parliament and Council is needed (factsheet). The Work Programme includes an initiative on Fair taxation in the digital economy, a Social fairness package, and a proposal to improve the EU food supply chain. The Commission will also table a proposal for the future Multi-annual Financial Framework and will also propose more efficient Single Market law-making and more efficiency and consistency in implementing the Common Foreign Policy. Key documents relating to the 2018 Work Programme are also available.