Just like the Bratislava Declaration and the Rome Declaration, the Leader’s Agenda emphasises the importance of taking account of citizens’ views in creating a common future for Europe. When launching the Leaders’ Agenda, President Tusk stressed that he ‘will concentrate on finding real solutions to the real problems of our citizens, who are concerned about security, migration or unemployment’.
The focus on these three policy priorities indicated continuity, as these are the same as those chosen by EU Heads of State or Government in Bratislava. These also reflected the three main concerns of EU citizens as expressed in Eurobarometer surveys at the time. Recent Eurobarometer findings (see Figure 5), illustrate that while migration and terrorism are still the main concerns for the EU in the eyes of citizens, their urgency has diminished.