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60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

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‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan.
It will be built through concrete achievements
which first create a de facto solidarity.’

Robert Schuman

9 May 1950

On 25 March 2017, Heads of State or Government and the Presidents of the EU Institutions came together in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaties of Rome, which laid the foundations for the European Union we know today.

The Rome Summit was hosted by the Italian authorities, and on this occasion EU leaders adopted a declaration.

A time to reflect on the future of the EU and the achievements of the past

In its White paper on the future of Europe, adopted on 1 March, the European Commission maps out the drivers of change in the next decade and presents a range of scenarios for how Europe could evolve by 2025. In doing so, it starts a debate that should help focus minds and find new answers to an old question: What future do we want for ourselves, for our children and for our Union?


Follow the debate on social media



Related links and documents

Speech by President Juncker at the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome celebration – A new chapter for our Union: shaping the future of EU 27

Rome Declaration of the Leaders of 27 Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission

The EU turns 60: anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

White paper on the future of Europe and the way forward

The reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe

Speech by President Juncker - Quo vadis Europa at 27? Avenues for a united future at 27

Future of Europe: watch the debate with President Juncker live

State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe - a Europe that protects, empowers and defends

The European Story - 60 years of shared progress

60 years of the Rome Treaties

The history of the European Union

Event - Commission White Paper on the future of Europe and Rome Summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome


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