The European Commission has set out a number of policy recommendations for how Europe can shape its future in an increasingly multipolar and uncertain world. This was done ahead of the meeting of EU27 leaders in Sibiu, Romania on 9th May, 2019. The Sibiu summit was called for by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union address, when he unveiled a roadmap for a more united, stronger and more democratic Union.
The European Parliament elections on 23-26 May 2019 will bring a change of political leadership together with policy orientations and new priorities. The Commission has said that both the priorities they set and the way they explain and engage with Europeans will be decisive in strengthening the Union, the Commission is also making suggestions on how to better communicate their collective decisions. Together, these form the Commission's contribution to the next strategic agenda for 2019-2024.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “The duty of every generation is to change the destinies of Europeans, present and future, for the better. To make good on our enduring promise of peace, progress and prosperity. The challenges we Europeans collectively face are multiplying by the day. For Europe to thrive, the EU's Member States must act together. I remain convinced that it is only in unity that we will find the strength needed to preserve our European way of life, sustain our planet, and reinforce our global influence.”
To view the Commission's full recommendations for the the next strategic agenda for 2019-2024, click here