Unity is strength: EU leaders will lay the foundations for a common future at the Sibiu summit


On May 9, 2019, EU leaders will meet in Sibiu, Romania, as suggested by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker , in his 2017 State of the Art Address. Union, to consider the next EU strategic program for 2019-2024. They will exchange views on the challenges and priorities of the EU for the coming years. The current program was adopted in June 2014 by the European Council, culminating in the Juncker Commission’s 10 political priorities. Five years later, efforts to meet these priorities have produced tangible results for citizens, despite many unexpected challenges that continue to pose serious challenges to our Union. Based onstrategic recommendations on how Europe can shape its future presented last week, the Commission is taking stock of what has been achieved in the last five years. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker , said:“When I took office, I said it was our last chance to show Europeans that their Union is working for them. Over the past five years, I have worked tirelessly to keep the promises we made. If in some areas we have, I think, exceeded expectations, in others, this has not been the case. I remain convinced, however, that our work has always focused on the areas where it mattered most. The Union must now look to the future, learning from its experiences and building on its successes. We must be even more ambitious and determined than ever.