A historical week for the EU. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed Article 50, formally starting the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Earlier that week, the EU leaders came together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, gave a speech on this occasion. In addition to these historical events, On March 25, 2017, the Commission published a Report on accelerating the capital markets union. On March 28, 2017, the European Association of Co-operative Banks listed several recommendations in its “Co-operative Banks Declaration: the way forward”. On the same day, Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, gave a speech about the monetary policy of the ECB.