Commission Work Programme 2015.A New Start - COM(2014) 910 final
This Commission was voted into office with a commitment to make a difference: to do different things and to do things differently.
Citizens expect the EU to make a difference on the big economic and social challenges – high unemployment, slow growth, high levels of public debt, an investment gap and lack of competitiveness in the global marketplace. And they want less EU interference on the issues where Member States are better equipped to give the right response at national and regional level. They also expect the EU to be more open and accountable about what it does and how it does it.
This Commission is determined to drive this change, and to work with the European Parliament and the Council to ensure it happens. That is why we will focus on the 'big things' like jobs and growth, in line with the ten priorities of President Juncker's Political Guidelines. We will not present proposals that do not contribute to these priorities. And we
will apply political discontinuity and will take off the table pending proposals that do not match our objectives or which are going nowhere, because we want all institutions to focus on delivering what really matters.
This is our political engagement, and on that basis we want to reach out beyond the Brussels base across the EU to rebuild confidence and regain the trust of EU citizens. Citizens will judge us by our engagement and delivery, on the improvements they see in their own lives as a result. In our first month in office we have tabled a major Jobs, Growth and Investment Package with a new Investment Plan to mobilise more than EUR 315bn in additional investments in strategic areas during the coming three years. We mean to go on as we have started.