Europe’s leaders meet to celebrate the Treaty of Rome

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. Pope Francis welcomed the leaders to the Vatican on the eve of the summit. “Europe finds new hope when she invests in development and in peace.  Development is not the result of a combination of various systems of production.  It has to do with the whole human being: the dignity of labour, decent living conditions, access to education and necessary medical care. Development is the new name of peace,” the Pope said in his speech.. The original Treaty of Rome launched the European Economic Community. It was signed by six countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany. The US was among those countries that sent congratulatory messages to EU leaders. The UK’s Brexit is a fact that possibly will affect the future of the EU but first is a fact proving things change and our time has new and provocative goals to understand.

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