Commission Planning Documents

Each Spring the European Commission publishes its Annual Policy Strategy (APS) for the following year which sets out the likely policy priorities which it will focus on. This forms the basis for a consultation with the EU institutions on where the priorities should lie, and feeds in to the Legislative and Work Programme (LWP) which is published in the Autumn. The LWP is a more concrete document, setting out the legislative and non-legislative proposals likely to come forward during the next twelve months. This annual planning cycle is closely linked to the strategic and priority initiatives set out by the Commission at the start of its mandates. All of these documents and related background information are available at the following link: .