24 Mar 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 24 MARCHBrussels Daily
The Treaties of Rome at 60: Commission recalls Europe’s achievements and leads discussion on the future at 27
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. This anniversary is a moment to look back on our collective achievements and to discuss the future of the EU at 27. Following the presentation of the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe, EU leaders are expected to adopt the Rome Declaration, 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.
Commissioner Hogan in Croatia to discuss challenges for Rural Communities and Sustainable Agriculture
Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan is on a two-day visit in Zagreb, Croatia to discuss the future of agricultural and rural policies as the European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and debates the White Paper on the future of Europe. The Commissioner is participating today in aCitizens’ Dialogue centred around the questions of the ongoing consultation on the future CAP, of job creation in rural areas, innovations for sustainable agriculture and the impact of trade agreements on the growth of agri-food exports. For the event, Commissioner Hogan will be joined by the Croatian Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolušić and Croatian Member of European Parliament Marijana Petir. Ahead of the Citizens Dialogue,Commissioner Hogan attended a ceremony awarding a prize for Best Young Farmer in Croatia, which was followed by a panel discussion. During his visit, Commissioner Hogan met with the Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković and representatives of the parliamentary committees for Agriculture, European Affairs, Regional Development and EU Funds. While in Croatia, the Commissioner also undertook a project trip to a family-run poultry farm. The Citizens’ Dialogue will be streamed live here.