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The letter of Juncker and Timmermans to Renzi and Schulz

In a letter addressed to Matteo Renzi,  President of the Council of the European Union and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission suggests a series of proposals:

1. A new boost for jobs, growth and investment

Jobs, growth and investment package (before end of 2014) and follow up

A review of the Europe 2020 strategy

  • A strengthened Better Regulation agenda

2. A Connected digital single market

  • A Digital single market package, including more ambitious reform of the telecoms market
  • A proposal on copyright reform

3. A resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy

  • Follow-up to the 2030 energy package agreed last October
  • Preparation of the EU role in the Paris Climate change conference in 2015
  • Actions to strengthen energy security

4. A deeper and fairer internal market with a strengthened industrial base

  • Implementing new banking supervisory and resolution rules, completing the financial services regulatory framework
  • Proposals on crisis management and resolution of financial institutions other than banks
  • Work on a future Capital Markets Union
  • A targeted review of the Posting of workers directive, promotion of labour mobility
  • Work on a definitive VAT regime
  • Measures to combat fraud and tax evasion

5. A deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union

  • Proposals to deepen EMU and strengthen economic governance, following review of “two-pack” and “six pack”

6. A reasonable and balanced Free trade agreement with the USA

7. An area of justice and fundamental rights based on mutual trust

  • Pursuing EU accession to the European Convention on Human Right
  • Concluding a comprehensive EU-US data protection agreement and review of safe-harbour agreement

8. Towards a new policy on migration

  • Implementing the common asylum policy
  • A new policy on legal migration, starting with the review of the Blue Card directive
  • A Communication on internal security strategy
  • Operational measures to fight terrorism and counter radicalisation

9. A stronger global actor

  • European neighbourhood policy: stocktaking and way forward
  • Millennium development goals/post-2015 framework

10. A Union of democratic change

  • Review of legislation for the authorisation of GMOs
  • Inter-institutional agreement on a mandatory transparency register
  • Inter-institutional agreement on better law-making.

Download the letter here.

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