The 2018 European Commission work programme (ECWP2018) was published on the 24th October and confirms the Commission’s intention to push three overarching themes for the environment next year Sustainable Development, Circular Economy implementation and an initiative on Sustainable Finance.

The Commission Work Programme for 2017 was presented to MEPs on 25th October in Strasbourg. Next year the focus will be squarely on delivery of the 10 priorities that address the biggest challenges which Europe faces today. The Work Programme informs the public and the co-legislators of our political commitments to present new initiatives, withdraw pending proposals and review existing EU legislation.

Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg in October, Jean Claude Juncker launched the 2016 European Commission Work Programme.   In this the Commission second work programme President Juncker reaffirmed the EU executive's commitment to the ten political priorities. As a follow up to the State of the Union address, the Work Programme calls on the European Parliament and Council to help deliver quick and effective results in the most important policy areas.