EU stands for peace, freedom, tolerance, solidarity & rule of law! On Saturday, join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties that laid the foundations of the EU as we know it today! "Our parents & grandparents founded this Union with one common vision: never again war. It was their strong conviction that breaking down barriers, working together – & not against each other –...
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Promoting the social inclusion of Roma in the Western Balkans & Turkey! Roma integration is a top priority for the EU. It also plays a crucial role in the EU-enlargement process. Next Tuesday, the "Second EU Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey" will put a spotlight on this important work & honour some amazing projects that improve the inclusion, integration & empowerment...
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They say the EU is useless. We say they're wrong! Join us this Saturday to celebrate 60 years of European peace & progress! Please also check out the fantastic video by the Council of the European Union & read more here: [ Europa.eu Link ] #EU60
"We are with the victims of the #LondonAttacks. Especially today as we mark exactly 1 year since the attacks in Brussels. I don't have enough words to express what I am feeling" - President Jean-Claude Juncker
#WeRemember! "One year on from the appalling attacks of 22 March 2016 which the whole of Europe mourned, the memory of the victims remains, and will forever remain, in our minds and in our hearts. It is with great sorrow that I think of each of these shattered lives". Read President Jean-Claude Juncker's statement one year after the terrible #BrusselsAttacks here: [ Europa.eu Link ]...
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60 years EU in 60 seconds! This Saturday, on 25 March 2017, EU leaders will come together in Rome to celebrate 60 years since the signing of the Treaties of Rome - often called the "birth certificate" of the EU. This is a moment to look back on the EU's achievements, celebrate the EU's values, & look forward to the #FutureOfEurope. Check out our video & stay tuned for more updates. #EU60
Connecting the Western Balkans to deliver concrete benefits for citizens & businesses! Last week, EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the cross-border bridge over the Sava river between Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia. The EU-funded project is one of many transport & energy projects that aims to improve infrastructure links across the...
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Providing crucial support to refugee children in Turkey! This week, the EU launched its largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey. "The EU is committed to supporting refugee children in Turkey & beyond. Education in emergency situations is a top EU priority. Our moral duty is to save this generation of...
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Focus on the future of the Western Balkans! Today, the Western Balkans 6 Leaders' Summit took place in Sarajevo. Together with EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the leaders discussed the economic & political perspectives of the region & took stock of the country's reform paths towards the EU. One key item on the Summit’s agenda was Commissioner Hahn’s proposal to establish a common market for the...
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Towards an even stronger EU role for Syria! Today, a new forward-looking EU strategy for Syria was presented. The communication defines how the EU can play a stronger role in contributing to a lasting political solution in Syria. It also looks at how the EU can continue its assistance to over 13 million people in need in Syria, help build resilience & stability in the country, & support...
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More political engagement & enhanced cooperation! Today, the EU & Algeria set out new shared partnership priorities, ranging from enhanced political dialogue to energy & migration. In addition, the EU adopted a new support package to help Algeria diversify its economy & improve the business climate. Read all about it here: bit.ly/2miPLpB & here: europa.eu/!cf88Qf
The EU reaffirms its unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans! At this week's European Council, EU Heads of State or Government confirmed their determination to assist the Western Balkan countries on their path to the EU. Click here: [ Europa.eu Link ] for more infos & check out our website here: [ Europa.eu Link ] for all infos on EU-enlargement!
The EU stands by women in Europe & around the globe! But what exactly is the EU doing to defend & promote women's rights? And how does the EU empower women in the fight against discrimination & gender-based violence? Find out in the joint statement here➡ [ Europa.eu Link ], read more here➡ [ Europa.eu Link ] & stay tuned for updates ahead of tomorrow's #InternationalWomensDay! #IWD2017 #IWD
Increasing women’s participation in the media! Ahead of tomorrow's International Women's Day, the EU-funded MedMedia Network programme launched an innovative online database aimed at enhancing the representation of women in news programming across the Southern Mediterranean region. Click here➡ [ Bit.ly Link ] for more details & read the European Commission's statement on #IWD2017...
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Spotlight on the future of the Western Balkans in the EU! From 1-4 March, HR/VP Federica Mogherini visited the Western Balkans & met leaders & citizens in Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Belgrade, Tirana & Pristina. „The doors of our Union are open, & we want a future where this part of Europe is part of the EU. It is not a faraway dream, but a project that can be realised by our generation, in...
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Supporting economic empowerment of women in the Southern Mediterranean region! The EU promotes gender equality & women's empowerment worldwide! How? Click here: [ Bit.ly Link ] to read more about one (of many) success stories from Egypt, find out more about the joint EU-UN Women programme "Spring Forward for Women" here: [ Bit.ly Link ] & stay tuned for updates ahead of next week's...
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Advancing women's entrepreneurship! Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the EU supports the "Women in Business Programme" to promote women entrepreneurship in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine! Click here: [ Bit.ly Link ] for more infos, find out here: [ Europa.eu Link ] what the EU doing to foster gender equality all over the world...
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A historic step forEU-Georgia relations! Georgian citizens will soon be able to enjoy visa free travel to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days. That was decided this week. What is it all about? Click here: [ Bit.ly Link ] for all infos & check out our website about EU-Georgia relations here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Leading the Western Balkans inside the European Union! From 1 to 4 March, High Representative Federica Mogherini travels to the Western Balkans. During her visit she meets leaders & citizens in Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Belgrade, Tirana & Pristina! "The people of the Balkans are European: they deserve the same opportunities, the same safeguards & rights as all other citizens of this...
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What is the#FutureOfEurope? On Wednesday, President Jean-Claude Juncker presented 5 scenarios of how the #EU27 could evolve in the future! "60 years ago, Europe's founding fathers chose to unite the continent with the force of the law rather than with armed forces. We can be proud of what we have achieved since then. As we mark the 60th anniversary, it is time for a united Europe of 27 to...
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