Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2023

Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2023
18 October 2022

Today, the Commission adopted its 2023 Work Programme. It sets out an agenda to respond to the current set of crises affecting Europe, while doubling down on the ongoing green and digital transformations.

The Commission aims at supporting people and businesses, by reducing energy prices, securing the supplies critical for our industrial competitiveness and food security, or by reinforcing the social market economy.

This Commission Work Programme contains 43 new policy initiatives across all six of the headline ambitions, with the following main proposals:

  • European Green Deal – a reform of the EU's electricity market, including decoupling electricity and gas prices; the creation of a new European Hydrogen Bank; reducing waste and the environmental impact of waste, with a focus on food and textile waste.
  • Europe fit for the digital age - measures to ensure adequate and diversified access to critical raw materials; the creation of a common European mobility data space to boost the digitalisation of the mobility sector.
  • An economy that works for people - a review of the economic governance to ensure it is still fit for purpose; a mid-term review of the EU budget for 2021-2027; a proposal for a single set of tax rules for doing business in Europe; a proposal to lay down the principles of a digital euro; updating the framework for quality traineeships.
  • Stronger Europe in the world - presenting the EU space strategy for security and defence, as well as a new EU maritime security strategy; update of the sanctions toolbox to include corruption; a new agenda to reinvigorate EU’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Promoting a European way of life - updating the current EU learning mobility framework; proposing laws on digitalising EU travel documents and facilitating travel; a comprehensive approach to mental health.
  • A new push for European democracy - putting forward a defence of democracy package; proposing a European disability card; addressing gaps in the legal protection against discrimination.

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