The heads of state and governments of European Union countries have adopted a Declaration on the future of the Union on 25 March in Rome, emphasizing that the EU will “remain undivided”, “act together, at different paces and intensity where necessary, while moving in the same direction”, and “remain open to those European countries that respect our values and are committed to promoting them”. Meetings of support for the EU were held in London, Berlin and other cities, while in Serbia the announcement of the summit was not a big issue for the press.
The Rome Declaration was adopted by the heads of state or government of 27 EU member states, except the United Kingdom, on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty Establishing the Union in Rome. The new document provides political and programme guidelines for establishing necessary future change in the structure and policy in all sectors of the Union, proposed in the White Paper by the European Commission.
The text of the Declaration is available at the EU Council website.