Every 5 years, at the beginning of each new term of the European Commission, the President sets out the priority areas that the Commission will focus on.
Following the result of the European elections in 2019, and the mandate received from the European Council and the European Parliament, the von der Leyen Commission put forward a set of ambitious goals for Europe’s future:
- climate neutrality by 2050
- making the 2020s Europe’s Digital Decade
- making Europe stronger in the world with a more geopolitical approach
A European Green Deal
Building a new growth strategy to transform the European Union into a modern, carbon-neutral, resource-efficient, sustainable, and competitive economy.
A Europe fit for the Digital Age
Strengthening digital sovereignty, with a clear focus on data, technology and infrastructure for a digital transformation that works for all Europeans
An economy that works for people
The EU must create a more attractive investment environment, and growth that creates quality jobs, especially for young people and small businesses.
A stronger Europe in the world
The EU will strengthen its voice in the world by championing multilateralism and a rules-based global order.
Promoting our European way of life
Europe must protect the rule of law if it is to stand up for justice and the EU’s core values.
A new push for European democracy
We need to give Europeans a bigger say and protect our democracy from external interference such as disinformation and online hate messages.
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In addition to the 6 main priorities, the European Commission is also spear-heading a programme to support Europe’s recovery following the social and economic havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.