Commission Work Programme: Parliament to debate EU priorities for 2017
The EU Commission’s to-do list for 2017 will be debated by MEPs on Tuesday afternoon, immediately after the Commission adopts it. This year’s debate on the Commission Work Programme will contribute to the first-ever joint declaration, to be signed by the Presidents of Parliament, Council and Commission in December, on common objectives and priorities for the following year.
Tuesday’s debate comes after the State of the Union address by President Jean-Claude Juncker in September before Parliament and a resolution passed by MEPs in July urging that jobs, social rights and security should top the EU agenda for 2017.
The joint declaration will list what the three institutions see as key policy areas, to be given priority treatment in the EU legislative process in order to deliver rapid results.
Procedure: Commission statement followed by a debate
Debate: Tuesday, 25 October