The EU at 60: Europe since the Treaty of Rome
Ambassador Javier Elorza, former Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union, participates in a roundtable on the European Union’s achievements since the Treaty of Rome.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (later to become the European Union), this event offers an opportunity of dialogue among scholars and practitioners of the EU to reflect upon the Treaty of Rome through two different panels going from a historical perspective to the future of the European Union.
The first panel –The Treaty of Rome - Origins and Spirit– examines the war and pre-war origins of the Treaty of Rome, the national and pan-European inspirations, the protagonists, the alternative models debated, and the legacy of treaty-making.
In the second panel entitled The EU Project-Reality and Future, Ambassador Elorza and his fellow panelists discuss the main developments since the 1990s and current challenges facing the European Union, including possible steps to restore economic growth in the Eurozone, strengthen democratic participation, and enable Europe to decide its own destiny.