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Protecting human dignity is the EU’s top job

Over the last few weeks, Europe has debated who should end up holding the top jobs in Brussels for the next five years. However, the real question is what in fact is the EU’s top job.

While shuffling candidate names, the European Union’s leaders adopted a Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024, which will guide the next President of the European Commission. This Strategic Agenda explicitly puts first the protection of citizens and freedoms: “[the] EU shall defend the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens, as recognized in the Treaties, and protect them against existing and emerging threats.” Consequently, the profile of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU Charter), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has been elevated in the political agenda.

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