‘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.’
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?
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published a reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe. The paper raises questions on how to sustain our standards of living, create more and better jobs, equip people with the right skills and create more unity within our society, in light of tomorrow's society and world of work.
On 10 May 2017, the European Commission published a reflection paper on harnessing globalisation. The paper aims to launch a debate on how the EU and its Member States can shape globalisation in a way that anticipates the future and improves the lives of Europeans.
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