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On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights.

Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe's place in the world.

This project – of peace, of partnership, of shared values and solidarity – is far from over.


The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted their annual report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on political and economic developments in the Hong Kong SAR in 2017.