Priorities

These matters are continuously treated as a priority:

European Semester

Brexit


On January 22, the Flemish Government decided to treat these 11 matters from the Commission Work Programme 2021 as a priority:

Revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), including maritime, aviation and CORSIA

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 

Effort Sharing Regulation

Europe's Digital Decade: 2030 Digital Targets

Data Act

Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe

Follow-up to the White Paper on foreign subsidies:
     -  Levelling the playing field  
     -  Public procurement

Sustainable corporate governance

Action plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights

European health data space

Proposal to use revenues from CBAM, ETS and digital levy as EU’s own resources

The 'European Semester' is the European Commission’s instrument to align the fiscal, macroeconomic and socio-economic policies (Europe 2020) of the EU member states.

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom indicated its desire to leave the European Union. Shortly after,  negotiations about the withdrawal started. On 14 November 2018 the negotiators reached an agreement. This Withdrawal Agreement will assure an orderly exit. In addition, the treaty provides for a transitional phase which should expire on 31 December 2020 but can be extended once. The UK remains subject to the full EU acquis during this transitional period but can no longer participate in formal decision-making procedures.