The European Council, Commission and Parliament, have negotiated a joint declaration on their 2017 priorities for the first time, focusing on jobs, security and the digital market. The joint declaration will help the three EU institutions to pool their efforts and to ensure substantial progress in fields where they are most needed. It is also is the first time that the EU has established a set of common legislative priorities for the following year. In 2017, the EU will give priority treatment to legislative initiatives in the following policy areas: (i) strengthening the European fund for strategic investment, including the CMU; (ii) addressing the social dimension of the EU; (iii) delivering on a digital single market; and (iv) building an energy union and a forward looking climate change policy. The Council, Parliament and Commission agreed that progress is also needed in pursuing their commitment to common European values, in the fight against tax fraud, in the preservation of the principle of free movement and in the reinforcement of Europe's contribution to stability, security and peace.