On 18 October 2022, the European Commission adopted its 2023 Commission work programme setting out the next steps in its bold and transformative agenda in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, rising energy prices and the knock-on effects on the economy, while defending Europe’s democratic values and pursuing our long-term goals and interests. This work programme also sets out targeted action to complete delivery on the ambitions the Commission set at the start of the mandate and further steer the Union towards a sustainable recovery. It also lists the key legislative proposals that should get priority in the legislative process to ensure swift implementation on the ground across all six of the Commission’s headline ambitions.
The political strategy of this Commission is to set Europe on a path to successfully achieving climate neutrality by 2050, shaping our digital future, strengthening our unique social market economy, building a Union of prosperity, and making Europe stronger in the world. This Commission is taking action to address the challenges ahead and put the necessary building blocks in place for a better future for all Europeans.
Putting citizens at the heart of European democracy
This year’s work programme is driven by the ambitious and inspiring vision for our Union that was laid out in the conclusions of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Commission work programme structure
|Annex I: New policy and legislative initiatives|
|Annex II: REFIT initiatives to simplify existing legislation|
|Annex III: The pending priority legislative files where we want the co-legislators to take the swiftest action|
|Annex IV: Intended withdrawals of pending proposals|
|Annex V: Existing legislation which the Commission proposes to repeal.|
Commission work programme 2023 (reader friendly publication)