White paper on the future of Europe and the way forward
Reflections and scenarios for the EU27
The white paper presented by the European Commission on 1 March sets out possible paths for the future of Europe. The European Union is facing many challenges, from globalisation, to the impact of new technologies on society and jobs, to security concerns and the rise of populism. The white paper seizes the oportunities that these trends present and offers five scenarios for the Union’s evolution.
The white paper marks the start, not the end, of this debate. The next step will be the Rome Summit on 25 March. There, leaders of the European Union will come together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, reflecting on past achievements and debating what our shared future could and should look like.
Work will thereafter continue in earnest so that a plan, a vision and a way forward will be presented by the time we hold European Parliament elections in June 2019.