EU legislative look-ahead – a Cicero/AMO overview

Although the new college of Commissioners took office in December 2019, a delayed work programme publication followed by COVID-19 means that President von der Leyen is still at a relatively early stage of implementing her legislative priorities and agenda. Some timelines have been revised in response to the pandemic, yet the majority of the elements of the pre-COVID work programme are now seen as even more critical, in particular the ‘digital’ and ‘green’ transitions. The European Commission sees both as central to facilitating the economic recovery as well as to ensuring Europe remains a global leader.

The additional challenge of needing to find a replacement for Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, who recently resigned following allegations that he breached COVID-19 lockdown rules, is a political headache but unlikely to derail the legislative agenda.

Elsewhere, negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework and Recovery Fund will dominate the Council’s agenda, followed closely by the ongoing EU-UK negotiations. Council summits in October and December are expected to be significant milestones for both this autumn.

I do hope you find this legislative lookahead to be of value.

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