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Celebrate the Day of Europe

Local offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament in the EU organize a variety of activities and events for all ages

  • May 09, 2018 09:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Europe Day, held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical “Schuman declaration”. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable. Schuman's proposal was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

This year's focus is on "European Year for Cultural Heritage”. The slogan for the 2018 is “Our heritage: where the past meets the future”. To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public on 5 May in Brussels, 5 and 9 May in Luxembourg and 10 June in Strasbourg. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world organize a variety of activities and events for all ages.

Source: europa.eu

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