Every 5 years, at the beginning of each new term of the European Commission, the President sets out the priority areas that the Commission will focus on.
Following the result of the European elections in 2019, and the mandate received from the European Council and the European Parliament, the von der Leyen Commission put forward a set of ambitious goals for Europe’s future:
- climate neutrality by 2050
- making the 2020s Europe’s Digital Decade
- making Europe stronger in the world with a more geopolitical approach
In addition to the 6 main priorities, the European Commission is also spear-heading a programme to support Europe’s recovery following the social and economic havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.