On May 9, EU leaders will gather in Romania to celebrate Europe Day. In their discussions, they will focus on strategic plans for the Union in the years ahead. “We will adopt the Sibiu Declaration, sending a message of unity and confidence in our joint actions”, stated President Tusk in the invitation letter sent ahead of the summit.
“We will gather in Sibiu on Europe Day to discuss strategic plans for the Union in the years ahead. In this context, I will propose we adopt the Sibiu Declaration, sending a message of unity and confidence in our joint actions. I enclose an outline of the Strategic Agenda for the next five years. Following the discussions in Sibiu we will formulate the 2019-2014 EU Strategic Agenda, to be adopted at the European Council in June.
As for the running order, we will meet at Sibiu City Hall at 12.30, beginning with the traditional exchange of views with European Parliament President Tajani, followed by a family photo on the beautiful Piața Mare Square (weather permitting). We will then meet at Brukenthal Palace for a working lunch dedicated to Europe’s place in the world. For the afternoon working session we will return to Sibiu City Hall, where we will discuss internal challenges facing our Union. I expect us to finish by 18.00”, President Tusk wrote in his message.