Von der Leyen sets out political guidelines for the next European Commission 2019-2024
New President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s much anticipated priorities outline the key Commission’s commitments for its first 100 days. They will set the tone for the College of 27 Commissioners, who are due to take up their seats on 1 November. Business can expect to see a renewed focus on EU competition policy, further measures to mitigate climate change across the whole economy and a more proactive trade policy that addresses increasing trade tensions and the rise of protectionist global players. BusinessEurope were quick to welcome the President-elect and push for an outward looking economic agenda and European trade policy that solidifies the European business voice within EU policy.
Commission releases no-deal contingency measures
The Commission released its sixth Communication on preparedness, calling on stakeholders in the EU27 to prepare for a no deal scenario. The document includes a c