Timmermans presents to MEPs the Commission's "no business as usual" work programme

Yesterday, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented to EP Plenary the Commission’s work programme for 2016 entitled "No time for business as usual"

Timmermans presents to MEPs the Commission's

Frans Timmermans said that the motto for this work programme is “no time for business as usual”. The Commission is committed to make bold and pragmatic proposals that would allow the EU to overcome its major challenges, he added. The President Juncker’s priorities remain the right ones he said and added that the EU executive is concentrating on the big things (Investment plan, Digital Single Market, Energy Union, Capital Markets Union and so on). He continued that the single market strategy would be presented the following day, while initiatives to follow in 2015 included the Labour Mobility Package, Circular economy and Better management of the EU external borders.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by: David Borrelli Posted in: Latest news, David Borrelli , 2015, Newsroom, October

"The Digital Single Market must be built so that citizens and businesses can fully benefit from it."

Creating opportunities for European companies

Could creating a digital single market in the EU and removing barriers online help give a boost to European companies? The European Commission outlined its strategy on 6 May, while it will also feature on the agenda of the European Council on 25-26 June. Meanwhile the Parliament is planning to respond with an own-initiative report on the digital market.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 Posted in: Latest news, David Borrelli , 2015, Newsroom, May, Industry, Research and Energy