This is the EU I am proud of. Real stories on the #EUGlobalStrategy in action

This is the EU I am proud of. Real stories on the #EUGlobalStrategy in action

Isolation is not the answer to the challenges of our times. What happens outside Europe matters to European citizens. Here are a few stories on how our foreign policy – driven by our Global Strategy for foreign and security policy – can make a difference to the daily lives of many, in Europe and abroad. The story of Sophia Solar energy in Uganda A future for Syrian refugees EU foreign policy matters to...
Europe is what we make of it

Europe is what we make of it

Europe is what we make of it – this is the message we sent during these two days in Rome. The sixtieth anniversary of a united Europe has turned into opportunity to relaunch our Union. It showcased a strong and renewed will from the 27 Member States that will continue to build their future together. With very concrete steps, because the need for a united Europe has become evident in our citizens daily lives. It is a need for security and protection in a fragile and globalised world. But also an opportunity for growth for our firms, for peace in our region, and for rights that are truly equal for all. In Rome, with all European leaders, we have committed to moving towards a more united Europe, with practical steps. And a more united Europe is also a more just, stronger and more compassionate Europe. Here are some of the events from yesterday and today. I started my day yesterday on public tv (here is the video in Italian, on minute 48:12). Then a “Citizens Dialogue”, answering questions from many Europeans together with Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. During the day I also met with the Deans of European Universities, with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (here is the video), with the young European federalists. Yesterday evening I was with the European Socialists and Democrats – because Europe can create more opportunities and at the same time protect the weakest in our societies only if we, the Democrats, commit to this goal. Here is my speech, text and video. This morning I was at the official celebrations for the sixtieth anniversary of the Rome Treaties, then at the Quirinale Palace with the President...