NEW EUROPEAN COMMISSION WORK PLAN 2015

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, and Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of the Commission, presented at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 16 December 2014 a slimmed-down 2015 Commission work program: The Commission work program 2015 identifies ten areas of focus:

 

  • A new boost for jobs, growth and investment
  • A connected digital single market
  • A resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy
  • A deeper and fairer internal market with a strengthened industrial base
  • A deeper and fairer economic and monetary union
  • A reasonable and balanced free trade agreement with the United States
  • An area of justice and fundamental rights based on mutual trust
  • Working towards a new policy on migration
  • A stronger global actor
  • A union of democratic change

The Commission work plan includes the scrapping of pending proposals which triggered a skeptical reaction by a number of MEP’s. The Commission will withdraw the new European Union rules on waste. It is not clear what will happen to the food waste/food losses proposals on European level, but the new Commission promises to put forward  “new, more ambitious proposals by the end of 2015”. Further information can be found here

 

The Commission work program highlights the “connected digital single market”as an important action point. AIBI welcomes this initiative as the main theme for the AIBI congress in 2015 in Athens (4-7 June 2015) is “Bread in the digital agenda”. More Info about AIBI Congress 2015:Bread: creativity and innovation in the digital consumer age: www.aibicongress2015.com