Sunday, May 8, 2011
Probably very few people in Europe know that on 9 May 1950 the first move was made towards the creation of the European Union. On that day, Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union.
Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.