Commission recalls Europe's achievements and leads discussion on the future at 27
The European Commission presented today an initiative under the Erasmus+ programme which further supports learning and mobility of young Europeans.
Declaration of the Leaders of 27 Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission
The Rome Declaration
President Juncker participates in anniversary celebrations and leads discussion on the future of the EU at 27
One year on from the appalling attacks of 22 March 2016 which the whole of Europe mourned, the memory of the victims remains, and will forever remain, in our minds and in our hearts. It is with great sorrow that I think of each of these shattered lives, such as that of our colleague Patricia Rizzo, the suffering endured by the wounded and the grief of their families and relatives. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to every one of them.
Today, the European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products.
We have taken good note of the Venice Commission's Opinion on the amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey adopted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly on 21 January 2017.
The two leaders first of all prepared the European Council and discussed the White Paper of the Commission on the future of Europe (already welcomed warmly by Cyprus).
President Anastasiades also debriefed President Juncker about the latest state of play of the Cyprus settlement talks.
The Commission is marking International Women's Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows that EU legislation, guidelines, actions and funding possibilities are supporting noticeable but uneven progress in EU Member States.
The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market.