2013 European Commission Work Programme Explained

Following the Commission’s Work Programme (CWP) for 2013, published on October 23rd 2012, Fleishman-Hillard offers a briefing on the work programme and highlights key proposals made by the European Commission.

The annual CWP explains how the European Commission President’s Political Guidelines for 2009-2014 will be implemented in the coming year. This year’s work programme is of particular significance and interest as it is the last to be presented by the current Commission before the end of its term in 2014. It is effectively the last opportunity for the Barroso II Commission to shape its legacy and potentially highlight what the EU could – or at least should – achieve to lift itself out of what is now the existential crisis it currently faces.

The briefing features a flowchart of how the work programme was developed, as well as a thorough analysis of key aspects of the CWP, such as its ‘Eurolite’ agenda, legislation proposals, and the Commission’s legacy.

Read the FH Briefing on the European Commission 2013 Work Programme