Reports 2017

Post-Summit Briefing

27 March 2017

EU leaders met on 25 March to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and to show the way forward in the years to come. The draft document prepared in view of the Rome Declaration states that the EU27 must show that the European Union is “capable of addressing the challenges of a rapidly changing world” and that they are “determined to make the EU stronger and more resilient”. However, the EU27 remain divided on many issues and there is still a lot of distrust. At this Post-Summit Briefing, EPC Chief Executive Fabian Zuleeg and Director of Studies Janis A. Emmanouilidis analysed the outcome of the Rome Summit, and discussed the challenges ahead, as well as potential next steps.