FUTURE OF EU: In Rome, EU27 celebrate what unites them while taking a worried look at the future

Brussels, 25/03/2017 (Agence Europe)The heads of state or government of 27 member states of the European Union and the presidents of the main European institutions all met in Rome on Saturday 25 March to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding treaties of the European adventure, but with the shared feeling that a profound uncertainty is affecting the future of the European project.

"My dear friends, we must be more proud of Europe".  This theme – which was at the core of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's speech – also filtered, to varying degrees,...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 971
As much continuity as uncertainty in US security and defence policy

Brussels, 22/03/2017 (EDD)Speaking during a debate held in Brussels on Wednesday 22 March at the European Parliament’s subcommittee on security and defence on the impact that the new situation in Washington will have on Europe, several researchers said that, however shocking the new rhetoric coming out of the White House may be, the United States’ security and defence policy will not...

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1953 - 2017

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-fourth anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11754 - 26/3/2017
FUTURE OF EU: In Rome, EU27 celebrate what unites them while taking a worried look at the future
Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11753 - 25/3/2017
60 YEARS OF THE ROME TREATIES: Sixth and last instalment of our commemorative series - 2007
FUTURE OF EUROPE: Rome celebrations begin, but future of Europe to be addressed at later date
FUTURE OF THE EU: Moving forwards, possibly at different paces, but all in the same direction
FUTURE OF EUROPE: Aviation stakeholders not on same page when it comes to European project
FUTURE OF EU: EU farming and agri-cooperative organisations call for stronger CAP
FUTURE OF EU: Malmström restates Europe's commitment to free trade and multilateralism
FUTURE OF THE EU: ESA publishes high-resolution shot of Rome to mark 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome
FOOD SAFETY:  Brazilian rotten meat scandal – EU to harmonise reinforced import controls
FOOD: EFSA preparing opinion on intake of sugar added to food
ENVIRONMENT: Commission urged not to renew glyphosate licence
ENVIRONMENT: Commission moves towards almost total ban of three bee-harming pesticides
JHA: Ministers discuss migration, returns policy and dealing with foreign combatants
JUSTICE: MEPs say Privacy Shield still contains fundamental gaps
FISHERIES: Mediterranean countries to adopt ambitious programme on 30 March
AGRICULTURE: Rural development is important pillar of next CAP, Hogan says
AGRICULTURE: Parliament agriculture committee opinion on reducing food waste
CONSUMERS: Online dispute settlement platform working well
COHESION: Cretu considers a fund for compensating for impact of globalisation
YOUTH: €2.5 million for youth mobility in 2017
NEIGHBOURHOOD: EU launches Young Med Voices Plus initiative
UKRAINE: Commission announces €3 million in funding for OSCE special monitoring mission
TRADE: Cecilia Malmström confident about conclusion of agreements with Japan and Mercosur in 2017
TRADE: Complaint from US biodiesel industry about Argentine and Indonesian exports
TRADE: Germany calls for Commission support for steel industry in US dispute
MIGRATION: Lanzarote Committee flags up Hungarian law exposing minor migrants to risk of sexual abuse
AGRICULTURE: Calls for candidacies for new sugar and cereals market observatories
CLIMATE: EU supports Earth Hour and will switch electricity off for an hour for climate
SPACE: European Commission following strikes in French Guiana 'closely'
UNITED KINGDOM: Brexit will cost London around €58 billion, says Juncker
TRANSPORT: In Sofia, Bulc sings praises of EFSI for investment in infrastructure
FRANCE: Public deficit falls to 3.4% of GDP in 2016
Main activities of the European Institutions: 27/03 - 02/04
Other events of the week: 27/03 - 02/04