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Leaders of 27 EU countries sign Rome Declaration on union’s future
14:36, 25 March 2017
Leaders of 27 EU countries sign Rome Declaration on union’s future

Country leaders have signed declaration on the 60th anniversary of the Rome Declaration

14:36, 25 March 2017

EPA

The leaders of 27 European Union countries have signed Rome Declaration on future of the union without Great Britain. The document was signed by participants in the EU summit on the 60th anniversary of the Rome Declaration, according to TASS.

Head of states and governments of EU came to the presidium table one by one to publicly sign the declaration.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani were the last ones to sign the declaration.

The declaration defines the main tasks of union development without Great Britain.

"We will make the European Union stronger and more resilient, through even greater unity and solidarity amongst us and the respect of common rules," the document says.

"The European Union is facing unprecedented challenges, both global and domestic: regional conflicts, terrorism, growing migratory pressures, protectionism and social and economic inequalities," the declaration reads. "Together, we are determined to address the challenges of a rapidly changing world and to offer to our citizens both security and new opportunities."

"In the ten years to come we want a Union that is safe and secure, prosperous, competitive, sustainable and socially responsible, and with the will and capacity of playing a key role in the world and of shaping globalization. We want a Union where citizens have new opportunities for cultural and social development and economic growth. We want a Union which remains open to those European countries that respect our values and are committed to promoting them," the document said.

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