Come and discuss the Future of Europe with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on 29 March in Valletta. As the EU's 60th birthday also marks the birth of the EU at 27, there is no better time than now to have this debate! THE EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED - LIVE STREAMING will be available here and on our Facebook page.
On 25 March, EU leaders will come together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which were signed on this day in 1957. Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, will participate in the Rome Summit, where a number of events are being organised to mark the occasion and to reflect on Europe's common future.
"60 Raġuni tajba għall-UE" – Ktejjeb mniedi fl-okkażjoni tas-sittin Anniversarju tal-Unjoni Ewropea li jagħti sittin eżempju prattiku ta' oqsma fejn l-UE għamlet differenza fil-ħajja taċ-ċittadini Maltin.
On 16 March, the European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. In 2016, the system was more actively used by national authorities, who removed more dangerous products from stores. However, more and more of the dangerous products notified in the Rapid Alert System are sold on online platforms. This is why the Commission has stepped up its cooperation with Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba to tackle more actively potentially unsafe or non-compliant products from their websites which sell to consumers in the EU.
As announced in President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union speech, the European Commission today presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission's contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. As we prepare to mark the 60th anniversary of the EU, we look back on a peace spanning seven decades and on an enlarged Union of 500 million citizens living in freedom in one of the world’s most prosperous economies.
Three months after the European Solidarity Corps was launched and interested young Europeans could start to sign up, accredited organisations that will provide solidarity placements can now use the database to find potential employees, trainees or volunteers for their activities.
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 latest addition to the Copernicus satellite Earth observation family will halve the time needed to provide precision land-use data to benefit farmers, builders, fishermen and anyone who needs rapid access to up-to-the-minute data on conditions on the ground.
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.
The European Commission launches today a public consultation on whistle-blower protection.