2021 Commission Work Programme

by Maria Bianca Armiento

On 19th October 2020, the European Commission adopted the 2021 Work Programme named A Union of vitality in a world of fragility. The document deals with several key topics including the European Green Deal, the digital age, the economy, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Particular emphasis is placed on better regulation. The Communication on Better Regulation is going to be delivered in 2021 and will be aimed at reducing burdens by implementing the ‘one-in, one-out’ approach. The “Fit-For-Future” Platform will support the Commission to simplify and reduce burdens. Moreover, the document stresses out the importance of better regulation principles including the need for impact assessment and evidence-based decisions.