European Commission Work Programme 2020

On 29 January the new European Commission published its first annual work programme building on the political guidelines already announced last year by President von der Leyen.
The work programme includes 43 new policy objectives. In the course of 2020 the Commission will publish a number of initiatives including the first European climate law aimed at achieving climate neutrality by 2050. A “renovation wave” targeting the energy efficiency of existing buildings is planned for later in the year. Other important planned initiatives include a Digital Services Act and an Action Plan on Anti-Money Laundering. As part of a new industrial strategy for Europe, a Single Market Barriers Report will be published together with a Single Market Enforcement Action Plan and SME Strategy.


Announcing the work programme President von der Leyen said: “This Commission is committed to tackle our generational challenges such as climate change, digitisation and migration. We are committed to deliver on the European Green Deal and to improve chances for European citizens and businesses in the digital transformation. This Work Programme will help building a Union that strives for more”.


The Commission has also published a list of priority pending proposals and a list of proposals to be withdrawn as well as those to be revised or evaluated. The Commission Work Programme 2020 and related documents are available at