European Commission 2021 Work Programme

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    On 19 October 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its 2021 Work Programme, which summarises the key new and existing policy initiatives the EC wants to advance in the coming 12 to 14 months. The new programme, entitled “A Union of vitality in a world of fragility”, lists 44 new policy initiatives that, unsurprisingly, fit the medium-term EU policy goals, including the green and the digital transformation, dealing with the economic and social consequences of COVID-19, and strengthening Europe’s role at the international level. In this client alert, we highlight some of the new proposals that industry will need to focus on and engage in to ensure that their business models are not negatively affected by in the mix of newly proposed and existing EU regulatory and policy measures.