The past 12 months have been challenging for European citizens. Hard work and political leadership were required from
the EU Institutions and from the Member States.
To keep the European project on course, President Juncker’s State of the Union Address of 14 September 2016 presented
a positive agenda for a Europe that Protects, Empowers and Defends. This message was welcomed by the European
Parliament as well as the EU27 leaders at the Bratislava Summit.
The work on the positive agenda continued with the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe in March
this year, offering five scenarios for what Europe could look like by 2025. Three weeks later, EU27 leaders came together
to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and renewed their vows in the Rome Declaration, agreeing
to ‘make the European Union stronger and more resilient, through even greater unity.’
We now have a window of opportunity to engage on a broader reform of our Union. To steer this reform and to stimulate
discussion, President Juncker has proposed in his State of the Union Address of 13 September 2017 a Roadmap for
a More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union.
View the roadmap (click on the picture for more):
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