Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) is traveling to Rome on Friday to attend a meeting of the European Union’s heads of state and government on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
On Friday Ratas will speak on the future of the European Union at an academic conference at Roma Tre University. Other panelists include former Italian prime ministers Enrico Letta and Mario Monti as well as president of the union’s regions committee, Markku Markkula, and others.
Ratas has also been invited by prime minister Paolo Gentiloni to participate in a meeting of the European Union’s employers’ and employee unions. Other participants include President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat, Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven, and President of the European Parliament Antonion Tajani.
In the evening the union’s leaders will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican. The Estonian delegation will also attend a reception at the Finnish embassy celebrating Finland’s 100th anniversary.
On Saturday Ratas will attend the celebration on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the treaty of Rome. The meeting will discuss the present situation and the future of the European Union, as well as issue a declaration on a common vision for the EU for the coming years.
Editor: Dario Cavegn