Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

Armed police push people back following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London

Donald Tusk got personal during his speech, telling his 60-year story through in parallel to the EU's anniversary.

In their solemn declaration ending the summit, the 27 leaders sought to end paralysis which has gripped the European Union on several issues and enshrined the notion that some member states will be able to move ahead on some issues while others remain on the sidelines.

"Unfortunately, we stopped.it triggered a crisis of rejection", he said. After centuries of wars - two of them world wars - the leaders of Europe were determined to bring peace to the continent.

Poland, which seems poised to take over Britain's mantle of the most recalcitrant member, wanted more assurances that all its requirements were met and only agreed to the text on Friday, the eve of the summit.

From day one, Germany has been among the strongest proponents of the European idea in order to overcome nationalistic rivalries between European powers.

Police have sent back 170 French anarchists who wanted to reach Rome by train to attend the march. Second, we need a European answer to the migration issue.

Poland's right-wing, eurosceptic government has refused to accept any of the 6,200 migrants allocated to it under the European Union's quota scheme that is created to share the burden of taking in the large numbers of migrants and refugees who have come to Europe over the past two years.

When asked if she would be open to getting rid of the European Union, she said, "Yes, why not". As long as politics and economics remain out of balance, he argues, "the European Union will remain dysfunctional". "We in Benelux were alone at the beginning, but then one country after other joined because we saw that certain countries took us as hostages", he said, implicitly referring to Poland's unsuccessful fight against Council president Donald Tusk's reappointment earlier this month.

Police in Rome were on alert yesterday not only for lone wolf attackers, but also violent anti-Europe demonstrators.

European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome yesterday, celebrating the bloc's 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain.

Montevecchi is part of a demographic that frustrates young pro-Europeans such as Simone Fissolo, head of Gioventù Federalista Europea - the Italian chapter of Young European Federalists. "But we lack the people in the middle, the [generation] now enjoying the fruits of the EU". Some 75% of people said Italy was irrelevant or had a secondary role within the EU. "These are people who don't realize they are living it without supporting it".

While certain differentiations already exist in the European Union, for example between eurozone and non-eurozone countries, the approach would allow groups of countries to integrate more deeply if they choose to do so, which could lead to further divisions.

Various checkpoints have been put in place across Rome, along with 100 new surveillance cameras, and tightened security around key government buildings. "So I think the next step is common defence", says Fissolo, a message he says he's marching for today and one that he believes Europeans are ready to accept.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed the softeners in the text when she told reporters that "we want to get in the same direction" but spoke of a multi-speed European Union as a reality: "A Europe of different speeds doesn't mean that it's not a common Europe", she said after the ceremony.

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