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.
The EU – Western Balkans Summit in Sofia today reaffirmed the EU's commitment towards its Western Balkans partners, reiterating the region's belonging to the European family. The Summit has set out actions to strengthen cooperation in the areas of connectivity, security and rule of law.
On 15-16 May 2018, a high-level EU delegation, composed of Mr. Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr. Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General for Migration and Home Affairs at DG HOME and Mr. Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director General for Security and Migration at DG NEAR, paid a visit to Montenegro.
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.