EUROPEAN COMMISSION 10 PRIORITIES
Every year, the European Commission adopts the priorities that will form the basis of its activities for next twelve months. President Juncker’s State of the Union speech outlined the Commission’s ten priorities, and presented his political vision for the future of the EU that will guide the preparation of the Commission’s Work Programme for 2016 and beyond.
Jobs, Growth and Investment
Digital Single Market
Energy Union and Climate
Economic and Monetary Union
EU-US Free Trade
Justice and Fundamental Rights
EU as a Global Actor
PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. Rotating Presidency
The Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU: 1 July – 31 December 2017
The priorities of the Estonian presidency build on the European Council’s strategic agenda and common goals formulated by the member states and the EU institutions in the Rome declaration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Estonian presidency will focus on preserving the common values of prosperity, security, peace and stability in Europe. It will seek to maintain Europe’s unity through practical decisions.
During the next 6 months, the presidency will focus on four key areas: an open and innovative European economy, a safe and secure Europe, digital Europe and free movement of data as well as an inclusive and sustainable Europe.
External Relations of the European Commission
Internal Services of the European Union
Treaties & Law of the European Union
European Advice & Information Services
Key Facts and Figures on Europe
Eur-Lex – Access to EU Law
Publications Office of the EU
CORDIS Community Research and Development
>Eurostat – European Statistics
CEDEFOP – EU Centre for the Development of Vocational training