Leaders of 27 EU member-countries confirmed, by signing in Rome on Saturday a declaration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, that they would continue building the EU together after Great Britain's decision to leave the bloc.
The document, called the Rome Declaration, was signed by the leaders of 27 member-countries, including Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
The document cites the achievements made so far and underlines the importance of preserving unity and common interests and values, and gives an outline of the direction the EU should go in in the next ten years.
Sixty years ago, the six founding countries - Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg - signed the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, which form the foundation of today's EU.
Over the past 60 years that community has grown to comprise 28 members, and soon there will be 27 after Great Britain decided to exit the bloc.
The EU summit meeting at which the Rome Declaration was signed was held at the Capitoline Museum, where 60 years ago the Treaty of Rome was signed.