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Let's celebrate 60 years of the EU!

Creation date: March 24, 2017

Tomorrow, 25 March, we will celebrate 60 years since the governments of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaties of Rome leading to the longest period of peace in Europe's written history. The Treaties established a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely and created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens.

This event is a good moment to look back on the main headline achievements and historical events of the European Union since the signature day.

EU60 in 60 seconds - video

Following the presentation of the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe, EU leaders are expected to adopt the Rome Declaration tomorrow, which will feature the Union's past achievements, present challenges and pledge to work for unity at 27 and strengthen common action in key policy areas, to the benefit of citizens.

More information

EC press release

60 years of the Rome Treaties webpage including events in Member States