Making a real difference to European’s everyday lives

Our Working Group on the Economy, Jobs and the Environment deals with some very wide-ranging questions: from the future of the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU, the euro and financial stability to energy supply and security, climate policy, environmental protection and air quality. The Digital Single Market, telecommunications, research and development, support for SMEs, the social pillar of the EU and food safety also fall within the remit of this Working Group.

We have always been a driving force behind change, achieving significant results in many different areas. We abolished mobile roaming charges inside the EU. We mobilised nearly €200 billion of private investment in Europe and created more than 300,000 jobs through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). And we pushed hard for the creation of a European Defence Union, securing €500 million of EU funding for joint R&D defence research.

Our priorities for the future are equally broad and noteworthy: reforming the eurozone, increasing the budget given to research and development in the upcoming Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme, and strengthening the industrial defence programme.

Committees in this working group

Economic and Monetary Affairs

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs is responsible for the economic and monetary policies of the Union, the functioning of...

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Employment and Social Affairs

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs is responsible for employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working...

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Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is responsible for sustainable development,...

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EU authorisation procedure for pesticides

The special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST) was set up largely because the recent...

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Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Following continued revelations over the last 5 years (LuxLeaks, the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers),...

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Industry, Research and Energy

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy is responsible for the Union's industrial policy and the application of new...

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Internal Market and Consumer Protection

The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection is responsible for coordination at Community level of national...

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Transport and Tourism

The Committee on Transport and Tourism is responsible for the common policy for rail, road, inland waterways, maritime and air transport, such as...

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Lasse Böhm
Lasse Böhm

Head of Economy and Environment Working Group

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